2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Video, MFA

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Department of Transmedia, 102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-1202.


Tom Sherman, Emily Vey Duke


The graduate program in art video encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view. Students in the M.F.A. program work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in the video medium, including performance, narrative, documentary, site-specific, and multichannel installation.

The program is supported by a multiple format video and audio facility. Production is executed with mini-DV camcorders, digital audio field recorders, and necessary peripherals. Post-production suites are equipped with Macintosh-based, non-linear editing systems. Video projectors are available for exhibition. There are also digital, multi-track audio studios, a large green-screen shooting stage, plus access to other University facilities to complement production, post-production, and exhibition activities.

The art video program at the M.F.A. level assumes candidates are highly motivated to produce challenging work and are capable of working in a tutorial environment.

Financial awards are based on portfolio review, letters of recommendation, and previous experience. The production and post-production facilities are staffed by graduate students, affording the opportunity to learn successful management of a multi-use, multi-format facility. M.F.A. degree recipients have typically continued in their field as video artists, independent producers, and faculty in other university video and new media programs.

Major Requirements

Major studio: 24 credits

Studio electives: 12 credits

Art history or related academics: 12 credits

Free electives: 6 credits

Graduate seminar: 3 credits

Final presentation: 3 credits

Total credits: 60

Length of residency: 3 years

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