[artinfo] EU prolongs support and scholarships for Media Arts Cultures

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Fri Dec 21 16:58:29 CET 2018

EU intensifies support for Media Arts Cultures education with scholarships

Application deadline for 2019: January 6, 2019


With support for the MediaAC 2014-2019 program 
extended to 3.7 million Euro, the European master 
of excellence program Media Arts Cultures - Media 
AC will broaden in 2019-2024. This distinctive 
award is based on offering high-quality 
international learning opportunities for students 
in an emerging field and also affirms the 
importance of Media Art research and practice for 
the cultural and educational future of Europe.

Media Arts Cultures is organized jointly by:
Danube University Krems (Austria, lead)
Aalborg University (Denmark)
University of Lodz (Poland) and
Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore).

Associated Partners: Archive of Digital Art, Ars 
Electronica Linz, ArtScience Museum, DAM, 
Europeana, FACT, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Instrument 
Inventors Initiative, imai, Impakt Festival, 
MOCAK, monochrome, Neural Magazine, SPEKTRUM, WRO 
Art Center, ZKM

The language of instruction is English and 
includes taught semesters, internship, and master 
thesis supervised by lecturers from the partner 

MediaAC faculty include: Andreas Broeckmann, 
Wendy Coones, Palle Dahlstedt, Steven Dixon, 
Oliver Grau, Jens Hauser, Elizabeth Jochum, 
Ryszard W. KluszczyŸski, Wolfgang Muench, Maciej 
O›óg, Christiane Paul, Ana Peraica, Katarzyna 
Prajzner, Jeffrey Shaw, Morten Søndergaard, 
Audrey Wong and many others.

Media Arts Cultures is a 2-year mobility program, 
enabling students to study across Europe and in 
Asia. Students spend three semesters at different 
universities, complete an internship at a 
Consortium Associated Partner, and write a Master 
Thesis at the best-suited partner during the 
final semester. Upon completion, students receive 
a 120 ECTS joint master degree in Media Arts 
Cultures from three universities allowing 
graduates to further pursue a PhD within Europe 
or other international higher education regions.

Each year, 19 of the best EU and non-EU 
candidates will be offered Erasmus+ fully-funded 
scholarships for the duration of the program. 
Other funding from the MediaAC Consortium and 
external-sources are also available.

The MediaAC Consortium invites dedicated and 
energetic applicants from all countries and all 
relevant fields of study or experience to apply.

MediaAC is one of the few culture-centered 
Erasmus Mundus programs, and the only program 
connecting culture to the digital arts. Digital 
media art plays a major role at international 
festivals and in contemporary culture. However, 
in part due to the obsolescence of presentation 
equipment and storage formats, media art has not 
yet fully arrived in archives and museums. The 
collection, exhibition and conservation 
strategies of digital art, as well as their 
mediation, are necessary for the modernization of 
art institutions.

The joint Master of Arts MediaAC aims to generate 
a better understanding of the image revolution. 
It addresses the needs of the evolving fields 
related to the futures and histories of Media 
Art. MediaAC provides education and training for 
future specialists in Media Arts Cultures and 
prepare them for emerging careers in the creative 
and cultural sectors, research and academia.

Selected topics like Media Cultural Histories & 
Heritage, Archiving, Experience Design, Media 
Arts Theory, New Media Aesthetics, Curating & 
Arts Management, or Media Arts Futures provides 
students both internationally-advanced 
theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the 
Media Arts, through a singular combination of 
pedagogical foci, trans-disciplinary approaches, 
and critical thinking in connection to the needs 
of both academic and non-academic stakeholders.

Media Arts Culture Consortium
<mailto:mediaac at donau-uni.ac.at>mediaac at donau-uni.ac.at

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