MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013; Deadline January 31, 2013

Photograph by MFAEDA student Lisa McCarty

Duke University welcomes applications for fall 2013 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program.

A unique initiative, the program couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. Guided by first-year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students explore a curriculum that blends studio practice, fieldwork, digital media, and critical theory, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and MFA exhibition. Students work with faculty from the program’s three founding units—the Center for Documentary Studies, the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image—as well as from the university at large.

Application Deadline for Fall 2012:  January 31, 2013
Application to the MFAEDA is a two part process, consisting of the Graduate School Application and the Portfolio SubmissionMFAEDA students will create work that has impact—art that matters—including pioneering hybrids of documentary expression, experimental media, and new technologies. The program seeks applicants from across the arts spectrum, whether based in traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture, documentary arts, writing, photography and film, or so-called experimental practice such as computational and new media, sound work, performance, and installation. Successful candidates will be well versed in their existing practice, and will be eager to push the boundaries of their work via interaction with cohorts from diverse backgrounds.Graduates will support themselves with employment as leaders in higher education, filmmaking, media production, entertainment, journalism, the art world, and related fields, demonstrating the role of the arts both in the academy and in society at large.

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