Students will gain experience in a variety of different media including: time-based forms, digital video, computer and web-based art, digital photography, robotics, sound, performance, durational installation and computer-operated fabrication.
Students are asked to consider historical developments, critical ideas and current practices related to time-based art. The area emphasizes creativity, versatility and poetics over computer-based technical skills. Students will be able to utilize a computer lab for digital imaging, digital video, editing and robotic programming. Along with a CNC fabrication facility, digital media students have access to the haptic sensible technology lab and 3D stereo thermojet lithographic printing in sculpture. The primary media and practices in this area deal with the research and experimentation of technology and time-based forms of art. Students are expected to demonstrate a proficiency in this area and must be able to work comprehensively, translating concept and idea into visual poetic forms.
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A person who is interested in a variety of media and concepts and would like to explore non-traditional methods in artmaking. The student should be willing to incorporate technology in the creation of works of art. The individual should also be interested in contemporary theory and conceptual thinking as an influential means of forming their ideas and creating experimental work.
The potential student needs to be able to think conceptually and critically. Students in this area must want to work in all types of media. Skills developed in the more traditional media such as painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking are extremely important. However, students are expected to question, push boundaries and work outside of the traditional arts.
Students graduating from this program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. This degree will prepare the students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school.