Deadline:
Jan
15
2009
Call for Submissions:

media . architecture . computing MArch+MFA dual degree program

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POSTED BY: Mark Shepard | Sat Nov 22nd, 2008 4:29 p.m.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

media . architecture . computing
MArch + MFA Dual Degree Program

Departments of Architecture and Media Study
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2009

Computing has changed the way we think, feel, and operate in the modern world. This has profound consequences for the way we conceive, perceive and interact within built environments. Moving beyond screen-based simulations and interactive environments, media-architecture hybrids incorporate both the virtual and material dimensions of everyday life. As sites of practice for media, architecture and computing converge, new avenues for research and experimentation arise that require an expanded knowledgebase. Recognizing this challenge, the departments of Architecture and Media Study offer a dual degree program in Media, Architecture & Computing, one of the only such programs in the country.

This trans-disciplinary program offers dual terminal degrees, the fully accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Working with distinguished faculty in the departments of Architecture and Media Study, students conduct research and creative explorations in responsive architecture, robotics, networked performance, physical computing, locative media, pervasive gaming, kinetic structures, parametric design, and digital fabrication, among others. With a focus on providing a critical context for experimental practice, this program provides the advanced skills necessary to engage contemporary confluences of architecture and computational media.

This program combines the 2-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 94 credit hours for applicants holding an undergaduate degree in Architecture, or the 3.5-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 145 credit hours for students for applicants from other fields.

FACULTY:

Core Faculty: Marc Böhlen, Omar Khan, Mark Shepard
Affiliated Faculty: Josephine Anstey, Tony Conrad, Shadi Nazarian, Dave Pape, Hadas Steiner

FUNDING AND SUPPORT:

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions available to exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates.

AFFILIATED RESEARCH CENTERS AND LABS:

Media Robotics Lab
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mrbohlen/mediaroboticsindex.html

Center for Virtual Architecture
http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu

Intermedia Performance Studio (IPS)
http://ips.buffalo.edu/

FULL PROGRAM INFO:

Program Website: http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/
Department of Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu
Department of Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu

TO APPLY:

Applicants to the program must apply to and be accepted by both departments. For further information on application procedures and forms, visit:

Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/architecture/admissions/graduate.asp
Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/s/grad_application.shtml

Or contact:

Mark Shepard
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Departments of Architecture and Media Study
shepard6@buffalo.edu
716.829.3485 x 308

Link:
http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/