University of Maryland Baltimore County

Christopher Kojzar, 2016. Photo: Christopher Kojzar.

November 14, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Department of Visual Arts, Room FA-111
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

IMDA is now accepting applications for MFA candidates. We offer students:
–Newly renovated downtown Baltimore studios
–State-of-the-art media facilities
–Teaching opportunities
–High-end research centers
–Financial packages
–Cutting edge curriculum
–Engaged faculty
–Prominent visiting artists program
–Vibrant Baltimore art scene

Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration towards financial packages:

UMBC’s Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program invites interdisciplinary artists seeking to expand or reinvent their practice to apply. The IMDA program is committed to art that poses unique conceptual and social challenges while offering an environment that provides artists a studio; teaching opportunities; courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory; engaged faculty; and high-end research centers. During their course of study, IMDA students mount their thesis exhibitions in UMBC’s prestigious Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC).  Students pursue a broad range of interdisciplinary creative research, pursuing issues such as the environment, race and gender identity, transportation, urban communities, translation, gift economies, food justice, and technology in both intellectual and formal terms.

The most notable outcome of the IMDA MFA program is that graduates are prepared for a lifetime of creative productivity, having acquired the skills, focus, and commitment that will consistently propel their adventurous and personal artistic practices to a new level. IMDA alumni present their work at distinguished museums, galleries, festivals, conferences, and symposia around the world and have garnered long-term support from prestigious granting sources. Many have also successfully pursued gallery representation, run their own galleries and artists’ spaces, worked in the production industry, and have become academic leaders at some of the most rigorous art academies and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and some have been part of the early wave of artists to earn doctoral degrees in emerging fields of practice-based arts research, especially in service to digital media.

IMDA offers state-of-the-art media facilities to support endeavors that include street interventions, distributed networks, games, performances, sculptural objects, prints, drawings, photographs, 4k video production, interactive installations, physical computing, digital fabrication and 3D maker output, public displays, and other socially engaged works.

Financial packages include Research Assistantships in teaching and creative work and are available on a competitive basis. Students are also eligible to apply for a variety of internal research and merit-based grants to support their work.

Prominent visiting artists present their work regularly and give one-on-one feedback to graduate students. Past lecturers include:
Janine Antoni, Stephanie Barber, Michael Bierut, Zoe Beloff, Catherine Chalmers, Paul Chan, Abigail Child, Annica Cupetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Paul DeMarinis, Tony Dove, Joanna Drucker, David Dunlap, James Duesing, Hasan Elahi, eteam, Wendy Ewald, Darko Fritz, Guellermo Gómez-Peña, Barbara Hammer, Dana Hoey, Nina Katchadourian, Larry Miller, Alison Knowles, @rtMark, Guerrilla Girls, Margot Lovejoy, Joseph Nechvatal, Simon Penney, Keith Piper, William Pope.L, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, David Rokeby, Paul Rucker, Frances Torres, Mark Tribe, Ted Victoria, Karen Yasinsky, Matmos, Fred Wilson, Martha Wilson, Michael Rakowitz, and The Yes Men.

Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive consideration towards financial packages:

For more information:
Contact Vin Grabill, grabill [​at​] for more information or a tour of our facilities.

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