Call for applications: Sound Art MFA

Call for applications: Sound Art MFA

Columbia University School of the Arts

Geronimo Mercado, Victrolean Man (detail), 2016. 

October 16, 2017
Call for applications: Sound Art MFA

Application deadline: January 17, 2018
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Applications are now being accepted for the Sound Art program, an interdepartmental program offered in association with the Visual Arts Program, the Department of Music and the Computer Music Center, leading to the MFA degree awarded by Columbia University School of the Arts.

Columbia University has been at the helm of sound innovation for over 50 years, with faculty specializing in sound, composition, improvisation, installation, sculpture, electronic music, acoustics, music cognition and software development. Sound Art students work closely with faculty from Sound Art, Composition, Sound Studies, Ethnomusicology, the Computer Music Center, and Visual Arts, and have access to production facilities and equipment including a recording studio, rehearsal room, electronics lab, and wood, metal and ceramics shops and field recording equipment.

Prospective students with a deep engagement with sound as medium and a desire to join a diverse community of artists and musicians are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 17, 2018.

Miya Masaoka (Director), Brad Garton, Ben Holtzman, Terrence Pender, Dave Sulzer.  

Associated Faculty
Zosha di Castri, David Adamcyk

Visiting Faculty/Artist Mentors
Seth Cluett, Matthew Ostrowski, Sara Magenheimer, Liz Phillips, Spencer Yeh

Guest Artists
Camille Norment, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Julia Christensen, Maria Chavez, Jace Clayton, Christof Cox, DJ Spooky, Ellen Fullman, Luke Dubois, Matthew Goodheart, Diego Espinosa, Nicola Hein, Damon Holzborn, Jennie C. Jones, Peter Kiefer, Elainie Lillios, Annea Lockwood, Sara Magenheimer, Phil Niblock, Camille Norment, Pauline Oliveros, Tae Hong Park, Andrea Parkins, Sam Pluta, Miller Puckette, Neil Rolnick, Carsten Seiffarth, Elliott Sharp, Jeff Snyder, Richard Teitelbaum, Dan Trueman, Douglas Repetto

Please contact the School of the Arts Admissions Office at for more information, or visit the Sound Art website.

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