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16 Jun 2015

Danube University Krems Department for Image Science: MediaArtHistories Master

MediaArtHistories Master - DanubeU: International low residency program in New Media Arts
Danube University Krems Department for Image Science


Verena Hauer
+43 2732 893 2569

Danube Universtiy Krems Department for Image Science
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems

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The MediaArtHistories MA at Danube University is the only international Master of Arts program focused on preparing art professionals and researchers through a deep exploration of the diverse histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program is a two-year low-residency, either 90 or 120 ECTS Masters degree offered in English. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather 2-3 times a year for intense ten-day seminars with internationally noted media artists and scholars. These enriching sessions take place at Danube University or another European location relevant to the community of media art, such as Linz, Austria, Karlsruhe and Berlin, Germany.

Since its beginnings in 2006, Danube Universitys prestigious MediaArtHistories MA has offered its students both a deeper critical comprehension and a practical orientation regarding the most important developments of contemporary art, by building on its faculty network of renowned international theorists, artists, and curators. The connections and community that are formed during the ten-day modules are maintained with online networking and project collaboration throughout the year.

==> BRAIN TRUST Faculty of the MediaArtHistories program have included:
Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Roger MALINA, Andreas BROECKMANN, Jens HAUSER, Jeffrey SHAW, Jussi PARIKKA, Sean CUBITT, Paul SERMON, Oliver GRAU, Christa SOMMERER, Edward SHANKEN, Frieder NAKE, Machiko KUSAHARA, Nat MULLER, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Monika FLEISCHMANN, Margit ROSEN, Martina LEEKER, Christopher LINDINGER, Kathy Rae HUFFMAN, Knowbotic Research, Wolf LIESER, Andreas LANGE, Christopher SALTER, Darko FRITZ, Morten SONDERGAARD, Irina ARISTARKHOVA, and others.

==> CONTENT - Courses cover subjects such as net art, interactive,
telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio and transgenic art, video games, early computer graphics and animation, VR, AR & Intelligent Environments, hacktivism and tactical media, performance, glitch art and the art of interfaces and robotics. Media Art History offers a basis for understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the algorithmic art of recent decades. It introduces to the main festivals and market. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology, Sound Studies and the History of Science & Technology and Digital Gender Theory are explored in depth.

==> DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region, Danube University is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners. The Universitys Center for Image Science is housed in the Göttweig Monastery, a 14th century building remodeled to fit the needs of modern media arts research in singular surroundings. The Department for Image Science holds important resources of the field like the largest international archive of digital art: and the MediaArtHistories Conference Archive

==> STUDENTS - MediaArtHistories coursework is held in English.
Acceptance into the program requires either a Bachelors degree (or higher), or equivalent relevant work experience. Students may travel to Europe twice a year for ten-day blocks of study, or can be eligible for student visas for year-round residency. Thus, working professionals can maintain their usual employment, and students entering directly after a Bachelors degree will have opportunity to gain valuable career experience while they study. International students to our program have come from locations including Canada, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Iceland, Russia, Egypt, Germany, Austria, Korea and Mexico.

MODULES Aug 29-Sept 8, 2015 December 1-10, 2015 May 5-10, 2016 October
1-10, 2016.

==> APPLICATION (digital) and FUNDING POSSIBILITIES - application form, a letter of motivation, copies of previous degree(s), copy of passport and a Europass CV. An application interview is required, which may be conducted in person or through internet videoconferencing. Resources for funding possibilities and estimated costs:
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