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January 31, 2014: Application Deadline for Fall Admission to the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program

January 31, 2014: Application Deadline for Fall Admission to the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program

Duke University welcomes applications for Fall 2014 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program that 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, […]


Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Work by three students and two instructors in Duke’s MFA in Documentary and Experimental Arts program was selected for the 50th Annual New York Film Festival, and a film by Certificate in Documentary Studies graduate Jean Rheem will be screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival. Films by MFA students Marika Borgeson (Impressions), Erin Espelie (Beyond Expression Bright), and […]


MFA Wang Dang Doodle: End-of-Year Celebration and Student Presentations, Monday, May 7

MFA Wang Dang Doodle: End-of-Year Celebration and Student Presentations, Monday, May 7

The Triangle’s Independent Weekly called the launch of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) program “one of the great art stories this year.” Come see for yourself at an end-of-semester celebration featuring an evening of student works from the 2011–12 academic year. Members of the inaugural class will present two-dimensional and installation works, […]


Duke MFA Visiting Artist Presentation by Photographer Jim Dow, Wednesday, March 21

Photographer Jim Dow will return to the Duke campus this week as a Visiting Artist in Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. He will present a slideshow and lecture, “Walker Evans as a Post-Modern Construction,” in the course Innovation and Tradition in the Documentary Arts; the event is free and open to the […]


Kianga Ford Visits Duke as Part of “Immersed In Every Sense” Artist Lecture Series, Events February 29 and March 1

Kianga Ford Visits Duke as Part of "Immersed In Every Sense" Artist Lecture Series, Events February 29 and March 1

As part of Immersed in Every Sense, a Duke University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, multimedia artist Kianga Ford will be on campus to give an artist talk and a lunchtime seminar. This event in the lecture series is cosponsored by Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Artist Talk Wednesday, […]


New MFA Student Blog—“Influences”—Launches

New MFA Student Blog—“Influences”—Launches

The fifteen students in the inaugural class of Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—have launched a blog, Influences, that was created as part of the Documentary Fieldwork seminar. Under the guidance of instructor Alex Harris, each student began creating a new body of documentary work, but in addition to moving forward with their own […]


Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]


MFAEDA Blog Launches

MFAEDA Blog Launches

The blog of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, “MFAEDA Viewfinder,” launched at the end of November. Categories include “Student Work,” “Faculty Work,” “News and Events,” “Visiting Artists,” “Projects and Collaborations,” and “Art Elsewhere,” and “Ponderings.” “We’d love for Viewfinder to be an active place to find news and information on what faculty and […]


Teka Selman on Duke’s New MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Teka Selman on Duke's New MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Teka Selman is the assistant director of Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Her experience in the arts ranges from commercial to nonprofit arts management, most recently as partner at Branch Gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Selman received an MA in Art History and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, […]


Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media—in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires […]


MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

Join us for barbeque, beer, and a champagne toast as we welcome the inaugural class of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and celebrate the opening of the program’s newly renovated studio building. Thursday, September 8, 6-9 p.m. The Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive (Lot parking available at Smith Warehouse and the Center for […]


New MFA Program at Duke: Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts

New MFA Program at Duke: Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts

A unique initiative, the new MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a two-year program. Priority Application Deadline: January 30, 2011 Post-deadline applications will be reviewed as space allows Guided by first-year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students will explore a curriculum that […]