CADRE MFA Accepting Applications

Joel Slayton:

CADRE Laboratory for New Media MFA Digital Media Art Program at San Jose State University

The CADRE Laboratory is now accepting applications for MFA Digital Media Art through February 5th, 2007.

The CADRE Laboratory for New Media is an interdisciplinary academic and research program dedicated to the experimental use of information technology and art. Established in 1984 CADRE is a renown center for creativity, research and practice involving digital media. The MFA program in Digital Media Art focuses on the experimental application of new media and information technologies, and is informed by historical, cultural, and theoretical study. Desired focus areas include but are not limited to: imaging, mobility, gaming, mapping, social networks, net art and information visualization. The CADRE Laboratory is located in the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University, the oldest public institution of higher education in California. The city of San Jose is in the heart of Silicon Valley and reflects the entrepreneurial culture and diversity of the region.

The MFA is a 2-3 year program of study including seminars, art history, studio courses and independent study. Student progress is monitored through a series of open faculty reviews and exhibition of works. A final exhibition in the University Art Gallery is required. Students are encouraged to take courses outside of the School of Art and Design as may be appropriate to their development. CADRE is the publisher of SWITCH <> an on-line journal examining critical and theoretical discourses involving new media. SWITCH provides opportunity for students to publish scholarly texts, develop curatorial projects and to present their art works to an international audience.

CADRE offers a variety programming involving exhibitions, symposia and a visiting artists in residency which compliment the MFA program. CADRE was host to the ISEA2006 Symposium held in August 2006 and is a visionary partner in the ZeroOne San Jose biennale festival.<> SWITCH, the on-line electronic journal of the CADRE Institute, dedicated to Digital Media Art discourse, provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to engage in a significant publishing endeavor. SWITCH has served as a platform for graduate students to emerge as writers, editors, curators, and theorists.

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