MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices

MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices

The School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin

Bassam Issa Al-Sabah, IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS, 2022. Installation view, The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art, Trinity College Dublin. Courtesy of the artist and The Douglas Hyde. Photo: Louis Haugh.

April 3, 2024
MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices
Accepting applications for 2024 entry

Application deadline: June 30, 2024, 5pm
The School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
College Green
Dublin 2

Applications are now open for the new MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices for entry in September 2024.

This 90 ECTS programme is offered in both one-year full time and two-year part time options. Visit here for more information about the course, fees, and application process. Visit here to register your interest and request further information.

Course overview
In the new MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices at Trinity College Dublin, students critically engage with emergent digital technologies and infrastructures through artistic research and practice. Working across artistic disciplines, students examine diverse topics including augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, interactive design, game design, immersive environments, and urban media interventions. Students customise their programme with electives in performance studies, documentary film, and writing for computer games alongside core modules that draw from 21st century visual art, sound art, interactive art, and new media art, leading to an independent project focused on their own practice or research.

Throughout the programme, students link digital art practices with topical issues, considering the impact of the digital (as constituted by technologies, practices, and cultures) on civic life, urban governance, social interaction, freedom of information, and states of crisis. Through diverse modalities of experiential learning, the programme offers a space for students to probe fundamental questions related to the increasingly blurred territories between public and private space and notions of the self and the collective, and to explore new solutions to issues related to sustainability and social equity on both a local and a global scale.

The MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices is for artists, curators, digital media practitioners and researchers looking to critically engage with emergent digital technologies and infrastructures through artistic research and practice. This programme provides an intimate, collaborative environment for students with both practice- and theory-based backgrounds, who are driven to work across different artistic disciplines, and who want to develop highly transferrable skills rooted in critical theory and creative digital technologies. The programme does not require any specific technological skillset.

Students will work directly with partners including practicing artists, contemporary arts institutions, urban media studios and global innovation consultancies. These partnerships provide a transdisciplinary foundation that draws together a range of interests, skillsets, values, and ambitions.

Partners for 2024 include: The Douglas Hyde GalleryThe Dock (Accenture)Algorithm.

The School of Creative Arts
Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranked university.

Home of the new MPhil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices, Trinity’s School of Creative Arts provides research-led teaching to an international student community at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School houses the Arts Technology Research Lab (ATRL), an interdisciplinary, postgraduate research centre designed to explore the intersection between emergent fields of arts practice and new technologies. The ATRL draws on the synergies of the School of Creative Arts’ time-based disciplines of Film, Music, and Drama to re-imagine inventive and hybrid artforms in a digitally empowered environment. Both the School of Creative Arts and Trinity provide a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where all are encouraged to achieve their potential. The college promotes a diverse, interdisciplinary, inclusive environment which nurtures ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity through engaging with issues of global significance.

Application deadline
Applications for the September 2024 intake are now open and will be assessed on a rolling basis. The programme will close for applications when the maximum number of places have been awarded, or at the final deadline on June 30, 2024 at 5pm (GMT).

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