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COURSE OF STUDY

INTERMEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS

The IMDA M.F.A. consists of 60 credits, including 18 credits of electives and 12 credits that go toward the thesis exhibition and written thesis.  Students are guided through a full-time curriculum with regular one-on-one and group feedback from faculty and visiting artists and critics who review their work throughout their course.

Thesis Exhibition and Paper

Each Spring students mount their thesis exhibitions at the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture (CADVC). The written thesis presents the conceptual basis of the student’s artwork on display. The exhibition and paper will present the position and direction of the student’s artwork, specifically within the historical, conceptual, philosophical and/or theoretical context, as well as significant influences. In consultation with the Thesis Committee, the M.F.A. candidate will nominate qualified individuals who will additionally review the student’s thesis work.

Thesis Publication

Students work with Graphic Design faculty in order to publish their written thesis.

Required Courses
ART 610 Intermedia Methods Seminar (2x) 4 Credits
ART 620 History + Theory of Imaging and Digital Arts 4 Credits
ART 624 Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism 4 Credits
ART 640 Imaging and Digital Studio (2x) 8 Credits
ART 740 Advanced Imaging and Digital Studio (2x) 8 Credits
ART 792 Exhibition and Thesis Preparation 2 Credits
ART 798 Graduate Thesis 4 Credits
ART 799 Thesis Exhibition 8 Credits
Electives (600+ level) 18 Credits
Total 60 Credits

Typical IMDA Course Path
The following is a suggested schedule of courses, outlining how the program is typically completed over a three-year period:

YEAR 1

OOFALL
OOOOART 610 (2) Intermedia Methods Seminar
OOOOART 620 (4) History and Theory of Imaging and Digital Arts
OOOOART 640 (4) Imaging and Digital Arts Seminar

OOSPRING
OOOOART 610 (2) Intermedia Methods Seminar
OOOOART 620 (4) Imaging and Digital Arts Seminar
OOOOART ### (4) Elective

YEAR 2

OOFALL
OOOOART 624 (4) Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism (RCR Requirement)
OOOOART 720 (4) Seminar in Art History and Theory
OOOOART ### (2-4) Teaching Practicum or Elective

OOSPRING
OOOOART 740 (4) Advanced Imaging and Digital Studio
OOOOART 792 (2) Exhibition and Thesis Preparation
OOOOART ### (4) Elective

YEAR 3

OOFALL
OOOOART 798 (4) Graduate Thesis
OOOOART 799 (2) Thesis Exhibition
OOOOART ### (4) Elective

OOSPRING
OOOOART 799 (6) Thesis Exhibition
OOOOART ### (4) Elective

*Non 799 courses take during the graduating semester require the faculty to agree to submit a grade by Graduate Review Day, or the day after the last day of classes, prior to exams.