November 23, 2017

Art and Technology Program: accepting applications for fall 2018

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Left: Neils Henrik Bugge. Right: Paul Rosero. 

The Art and Technology Program in the School of Art at the The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently accepting applications for its two year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree for the 2018-19 academic year. Art and Technology is a studio based program that interrogates technology, art, media, performance and social participation within a broad cultural dialogue.

We provide a faculty of full time and visiting artists who are dedicated to helping our students realize new technical and artistic competencies while enhancing their critical thinking skills. It is a pedagogy that is specifically designed to expand and transform one's art making through a rigorous process of applied practice and creative research.

The program promotes a supportive learning environment through individual and shared work space, digital media labs and material fabrication facilities. The program is aligned with the other Art School programs and with the Center for Integrated Media. The Center is a concentration of classes and workshops that advance CalArts’ unique mission of supporting cross-disciplinary practices and collaborations.

The curriculum encompasses group critiques, technical and critical seminars, independent studies, classes in cultural theory and a strong emphasis on individual mentoring. Each student meets frequently with their mentor for discussion, feedback and evaluation during their two years of study. The critiques and seminars are designed so the students can actively investigate current social, political and aesthetic issues that inhabit the intersection of art and technology.

Recent graduates have produced work resulting in generative art, object based media, digital video installation, interactive interventions, cross-disciplinary performance, kinetic sculpture, post-internet art, sound art and socially networked educational initiatives.

The Art and Technology Program strongly supports diversity within its student body through an international and domestic outreach.

Past visiting artists, writers, poets and curators include: Mark Allen/Machine Project, Samiya Bashir, Sheldon Brown, Matt Coolidge/CLUI, Jordan Crandall, Ricardo Dominguez, Cheryl Donegan, Fallen Fruit, Laurie Frick, Furtherfield, Liz Glynn, Alex Galloway, Yolande Harris, Jen Hofer, Julia Holter, Perry Hoberman, LoVid, Lucky Dragons, Michael Mandiberg, Daniel Martinez, Mary Mattingly, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Anne Marie Oliver, Geraldine Ondrizek, Ed Osborn, Christiane Paul, Andrea Polli, Randall Packer, Lee Ranaldo, Rob Ray, Lea Rekow, Dario Robleto, Jimena Sarno, Edward Shanken, Nathaniel Stern, Michael Smith, Scott Snibbe, Mark Tribe, David Wilson/Museum of Jurassic Technology, Martha Wilson, The Yes Men and Marina Zurkow.

The Fall 2018 application deadline for the Art and Technology Program is January 5, 2018. After the deadline we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until the program is closed.

Miranda Hoffs, Senior Admissions Counselor, California Institute of the Arts
mhoffs [​at​], T (661) 253 7786

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