[rohrpost] MediaArtHistories Master - DanubeU: International low residency program in New Media Arts

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Don Mai 28 14:54:43 CEST 2015

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. www.donau-uni.ac.at/mah

==> 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

==> 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: www.digitalartarchive.at
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

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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