[artinfo] MA Media Arts, Manchester, UK
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Sat Mar 18 23:20:51 CET 2006
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 09:09:42 +0000
From: Andrea Zapp <zapp at snafu.de>
Subject: MA Media Arts, Manchester, UK
MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University
School of Art and Design/MIRIAD
Inventive Experiments - Creative Analysis - Critical Discussion
Š focusing on digital film, video and
photography, audio-visual and networked
installation contexts, Internet projects,
interactive and telepresent formats of narratives.
Š encouraging students to test and develop new
forms of content and storytelling
through audience involvement and innovative aesthetics.
Š defining media and digital technology through
state-of-the-art projects and related
theory as a constantly changing field of artistic expression.
The route recruits students from various
backgrounds but with a practical working
knowledge of media and image based technology and
software together with a strong interest in artistic experiments.
Students will work with artists, tutors and
research active staff in the above areas of
screen media, networks or installation, and
collaborate with the media and computer studios
at the School of Art and Design.
International visiting artists will inform about
their individual media art practices - as part of
a lecture series organized by REACT (Research
Engine in Art and Creative Technology, a joint
PhD and research platform between The University
of Salford and MMU). Invited artists include Jill
Scott, Ken Goldberg, Cornelia Sollfrank, Luc
Courchesne, Stelarc, Margarete Jahrmann, Toshio
Iwai, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Christa Sommerer/Laurent Mignonneau and others.
Students are expected to study intensively and
independently to prepare for a professional
engagement with a broader cultural and artistic
community at a national and international level,
or for the pursuance of further academic research.
One year full-time/two year part-time programme
of practice based research, start October 2006,
applications accepted throughout spring/summer.
The degree is part of the Manchester Institute
for Research and Innovation in Art & Design,
MIRIAD, and embedded in a seminar and teamwork
programme on contemporary issues in art and
design, designed to develop and share research
methodologies, ideas and experiences with the
other routes and to understand and imply critical
theory. There is a supporting programme of work
in progress seminars and reading groups to which
staff, students and visitors contribute. The
University library houses one of the best Art &
Design libraries outside London with specialist
research collections in this field. There are
also reading rights at the Universities of
Manchester and Salford. Within the Faculty of Art
& Design, workshop facilities for MIRIAD are
wide-ranging with excellent provision of wood,
metal, print, printmaking, photography, textiles,
ceramics, glass, foundry, sound, TV, DV and IT.
Facilities, including studio spaces have been
recognised as excellent by the national Quality Assurance Agency.
Manchester itself as well as the region of
England's North West provide an inspiring and
vibrant professional community with renowned
media and art centres like the Cornerhouse, Cube
Gallery or Urbis in Manchester, FACT in
Liverpool, Folly in Lancaster and many others;
hosting major events like the British Art Show,
FutureSonic, Liverpool Biennial or most recently
StoryRooms, an international networked media art
exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry
in collaboration with MMU and the Arts Council England/North West.
Further information on the MA programme can be found under
to request an application pack please mail
miriadadmissions at mmu.ac.uk
Route Leader Andrea Zapp
a.zapp at mmu.ac.uk
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