Call for Applications

Call for Applications

School of Architecture + Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Giacomo Castagnola, The hill and the hole. ACT Studio reviews. Photo by Hala Malik.
August 22, 2013
Call for Applications

Application deadline: December 31

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
School of Architecture + Planning
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212
Cambridge, MA 02139
Open House: November 4 – RSVP

T +1 617 253 5229
[email protected]

The Master of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT is a rigorous two-year program for artist-thinkers advancing their critical and production practices. Research, pedagogy, and MIT’s culture of scientific inquiry and technological advancement informs current explorations such as cinema and its migrations, art in the public sphere, performance, video, photography and related media, and spatial and sonic experimentation.

ACT graduate students are challenged to question the aesthetic, historical, cultural, social, and ethical implications of their work. Critical thinking, knowledge mining, and creative engagement, along with explorations of changing public and private spheres are of particular relevance.

In addition to engaging in transdisciplinary projects with researchers in departments, labs, and centers at MIT, ACT faculty work with scholars and institutions in the US and around the globe including Brazil, Great Britain, Finland, Norway, Germany, Bosnia, China, and Japan, bringing external reviewers, artists, speakers, and students to visit and collaborate with ACT classes. Through a number of programs and grants, the Office of the Arts at MIT extends the opportunities available to students for collaboration and exchange with internationally recognized artists and scholars.

Renée Green
Gediminas Urbonas
Azra Akšamija
Joan Jonas
Antoni Muntadas
Angel Nevarez
Florian Hecker
Jesal Kapadia
Howie Chen

Current projects
Cinematic Migrations Art & Common Space Culture Shutdown
Sonic Practice, Discourse & Auditory Experimentation

2012–2013 Participant Guests
Karim Aïnouz John Akomfrah & Lina Gopaul Nora Alter
Knut Åsdam Adrian Blackwell Simin Farkhondeh Luke Fowler
Ros Gray Arthur Jafa Ana María León Chip Lord Krista Lynes
Maaretta Jaukkuri Guerino Mazzola Reza Negarestani Phill Niblock
Tadej Pogačar Rebecca Uchill Keith Fullerton Whitman

Application deadline: December 31
Artists and cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and innovative transdisciplinary practices are encouraged to apply. Admission is based on a careful examination of the applicant’s artistic and academic record, including relevant samples of completed work, a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Admission to the graduate program is processed by the Department of Architecture and facilitated by MIT’s web-based admission system. Learn more about the online application and portfolio requirements here.

Act Graduate Open House: November 4, 2013
Click to register now! Event includes a tour of ACT facilities, opportunities to meet faculty and students, and discussion of portfolio guidelines and the application process.

MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology
School of Architecture + Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
20 Ames Street, Wiesner Building
E15-212, Cambridge, MA 02142 | [email protected] | T +1 617 253 5229

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