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UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program


Deadline:
Sun Feb 15, 2009 00:00

Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz

Apply Now for Fall 2009
Deadline: February 15, 2009

Open House
November 6, 2008 2:00-5:30pm
Porter College, UC Santa Cruz

More Info:
1.831.459.1554
danm@ucsc.edu

http://digitalarts.ucsc.eduhttp://danm.ucsc.edu

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Image: DANM Alumna Angela N. Carroll with her thesis project Peaced2GatherHerstories, 2008.

UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program
Call for Fall 2009 Applications


The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall 2009. Artists are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2009.

The two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, where small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, Mechatronics and Playable Media. These collaborations result in publications and exhibitions.

Students also take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts that support the development of individual thesis projects that are premiered in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. The MFA is the terminal degree in the field of Digital Media Arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research.

Information on the program and application process is available at our websites: http://digitalarts.ucsc.edu and http://danm.ucsc.edu

For further inquiries, contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice@ucsc.edu.

Open House for Prospective Students

Please join us for an Open House on Thursday afternoon, November 6, 2008. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the program, get tips for the application process, view the work of current students and alumni, meet program faculty and see a showcase of our project groups' work in progress.

To RSVP or get more information, email danm@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1554.


EVENT

DANM Welcomes Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet


Dates:
Thu Oct 30, 2008 00:00 - Tue Oct 21, 2008

UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program (DANM) welcomes

Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet
Arte Nuevo InteractivA: An Independent curatorial project in MERIDA_MX
Thursday, October 30 (1:30pm-3:00pm)
Porter D-245, Porter College UCSC
Santa Cruz, California

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Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet is the executive curator of Arte Nuevo InteractivA, a leading biennale in Latin America. Employing Internet technologies through the process of selecting themes, artists, projects, artworks and curators, Art Nuevo InteractivA interconnects these elements in a fluid variable geometry that articulates the dynamics of economic production of art in Latin America, the discursive formation of artistic practices, the constant erasure of these artists in the official canon of art history and the difficulties of curatorial practices outside the museum and government institutions. The grammar evolving as result of the curatorial process has its own discursive flow. The end results of the biennale, the conferences and the lab are the transformations of the initial intentions. As in a work of art, the moment when the physical interaction takes place denotes new positions even among the artists, curators, scholars and critics involved in the project. The curatorial process of the biennale is closer to a Latin America neo conceptualism that can be observed in the work of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles who, incorporating dollars bills and bottles of Coca-Cola with inscriptions to recycle the signifiers in order to establish new conceptual grammars, enunciates the historical and economic positionalities of our creative practices.

The biennale was born as a consequence of the invisibility of many artists in the big biennials of electronic art, to the marginalization experienced by new media artists with limited access to technology and to the need for creating a critical space for the new generation of artists who are constantly excluded from museums, galleries and festivals only because they do not live in the “metropolis” or because their limited access to technology forces them to produce “rudimentary” or “low tek” artworks.

Arte Nuevo InteractivA, through its curatorial approach, offers a deep inquiry into the social uses, effects and consequences of new communication technologies, the examination of new art, new media art and critical writings in Latin [Luso] America, the Caribbean and other regions of the world to create a cross cultural dialogue and a knowledge production/audience interaction highlighting the issues, ideas and struggles faced by artists and audiences in many areas of the world in the consequential global/colonial information age.

Arte Nuevo InteractivA
http://www.cartodigital.org/interactiva

"Border Crossings" with Ferrera-Balanquet
Curated and led by DANM instructor, Christina McPhee
https://lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/2005-April/author.html

About Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet
Interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and Fulbright scholar, Ferrera-Balanquet has exhibited extensively throughout the glob, including the US, Canada, Latin America, Spain and Australia. His writings have appeared extensively in print and electronically. In addition to a Fulbright Fellowship, Ferrera-Balanquet has been awarded grants from FOECAY, US/Mexico Cultural Fund, The Australian Network of Art and Technology, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Lyn Blumenthal Video Foundation. He currently holds the Multimedia professorship at the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan (ESAY), Merida, Mexico.

For more information: http://danm.ucsc.edu/web/events.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Parking
Enter the Main Entrance to the campus and proceed directly to the parking kiosk on the right. Purchase an "A lot" parking permit. Then drive to the West Entrance to the campus. Follow Heller Drive until you reach Porter College on your left and park there. Walk into the main entrance of Porter College and at the end of the administration building on your left walk straight ahead, up a flight of stairs and proceed to Room D-245.

Map
UCSC campus: http://maps.ucsc.edu/


EVENT

UCSC Digital Arts and New Media Open House


Dates:
Thu Jan 17, 2008 00:00 - Fri Dec 14, 2007

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Our application period for Fall 2008 is open, and we are welcoming potential students to visit us at the

UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program Open House

Thursday, January 17, 2008
2:00 - 5:00 p.m., with reception to follow


Attendees will have the opportunity to
[list]* learn about the program and tips for the application process
* meet the Digital Arts and New Media community at UCSC
* see a showcase of our collaborative research project groups' work in progress
* view the work of current students and alumni[/list]

Our application deadline is February 15, 2008. We are already receiving applications, and encourage you to begin the process now if you have not already done so.

To RSVP or for more information, email danm@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1554. We thank those who have already responded, and look forward to meeting you all.

ABOUT THE UCSC DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM
This two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and practice. The program includes a series of core courses, the opportunity to take electives across the UCSC campus, and participation in collaborative research project groups with DANM faculty. Our project groups engage in artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of three focused areas: Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Mechatronics, and culminate in publication or exhibition. Degree candidates develop a thesis project which is presented in the annual MFA Exhibition and produce a thesis paper. Completion of the program results in a terminal degree in Art, qualifying graduates to teach at the university level.

For more information on the program and application process, visit http://digitalarts.ucsc.edu or contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice@ucsc.edu.


EVENT

Call for applications, UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program


Dates:
Mon Oct 01, 2007 00:00 - Thu Oct 04, 2007

University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall'08 in its MFA program in Digital Arts and New Media.

The 2-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and practice. The program includes core courses, project groups and a thesis project culminating in publication of artistic and theoretical research and the opportunity to exhibit in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. Project groups are small clusters of students collaborating with professors and engaging in artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of three focused areas: Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Mechatronics.

Artists and students interested in futhering their work any any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the program and application process, visit http://digitalarts.ucsc.edu or contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice@ucsc.edu.

UCSC Digital Arts and New Media: "Expanding our Collective Imagination.