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MFA in New Genres: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 1, 2012, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    Department of Art & Art History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 120 Richards Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0114, US

The MFA program in New Genres at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Art & Art History is now taking applications for its first students for the fall of 2012. As fine arts, studio-focused program, students interested in artistic research that explores the intersection of art and technology are encouraged to apply.

Particular research interests include (but certainly are not limited to):[ul]

  • Video
  • Sound
  • Programming and algorithmic processes
  • Interactive and media installation
  • Physical computing and interface
  • Art games
  • Performance[/ul]As part of an open and interdisciplinary MFA program, students wishing to pursue graduate work in New Genres will work alongside other graduate students and faculty working in a diverse range of media. Thesis committees are made up of 4-6 faculty members from a variety of areas, including Art History. Many graduate students work across disciplines, and New Genres students are encouraged to work in ways that cross into more traditional media, as well as media that are not ordinarily considered part of artistic practice (biology, computer science, writing, curatorial work, etc).

  • Graduate students will compete for funding, but it expected that many incoming New Genres graduate students will receive a Graduate Teaching Assistanceship (GTA) and will teach as instructor of record during their time at UNL.

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a Big 10, Research I university, located in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Other resources available include studio space, access to the Holland Computing Center (the supercomputing facility for the University of Nebraska system) for students interested in massive computational projects, and a day's drive to cities such as Omaha, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago.

    For more information on the MFA program in New Genres or to discuss your research interests, please feel free to contact Prof. Jeff Thompson (jthompson9@unl.edu).