January 7, 2015

DXARTS PhD: open for applications

Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington
Tivon Rice, Site Machines, 2014. Site specific installation with live-video,
neon, kinetic sculpture, sound. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington, Seattle, is a leading research center for New Media art. DXARTS’ position within the University of Washington is unusual: it is not a subset of a school of art, engineering, or computing—it exists as an autonomous academic program, and thus it is able to define its own research and teaching agenda and fully explore the notion of artistic experimentation in the 21st century.

Core DXARTS faculty are practicing generative artists and work alongside affiliate faculty from a variety of other departments, including Music, Neuroscience, Engineering, Law, and Computer Science.

DXARTS offers a unique practice-based PhD program, populated by artists working with a broad range of materials, ideas and forms. The program emphasizes interdisciplinarity, with students actively encouraged to take classes from the broad range of world-class schools and departments at the University.

DXARTS asserts that artistic knowledge is a particular type of intellectual and academic inquiry, and that it has value equivalent to that in other disciplines. DXARTS PhD students are expected to develop studio-based research projects, develop any technologies necessary to realize those projects and apply appropriate research methodologies to ensure their work makes a contribution to the field.

Accepted students are eligible for funding, including a generous stipend and full tuition waiver. DXARTS encourages applications from all interdisciplinary fields of experimental arts practice.

The application deadline is February 8. For more information, please visit our website.

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