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The New Media Art program for the M.F.A. degree in Studio Art integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and studio practice culminating in a solo exhibition.
New Media Arts students integrate the language of art and technology through an informed critical practice that includes the following:
While in the College of Visual Arts and Design, students participate in ideas and methodologies across disciplines while engaging in the critical practice of the fine arts. Housed in a world-class Tier 1 research institution, CVAD is a short drive from the vibrant cultural capitals of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Our graduate programs are led by engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. The studio art faculty are passionate and work to ensure that students realize their potential. We are proud of the diverse means of research modes and art-making processes in our program and the many successes of our M.F.A. graduates who make their impact through creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation. Our M.F.A. students are passionate, skilled, dedicated and have a unique vision.
The Studio Art M.F.A. with a concentration in New Media Art prepares graduates for diverse career pathways in education, museum work, the entertainment industry and the arts.
Employment opportunities include:
Fine artists may maintain a professional studio practice, produce exhibitions and participate in global arts networks.
New Media Art practices include performance art, video art, mixed media, cyber and digital art and crypto art.
Graduates may be self-employed business owners or work for manufacturers or large-scale studios.
Additional employment opportunities include film editing and production, gaming direction, museum curation and technical support, gallerist, and multimedia show developers for planetariums, music and theater performances.
Overall employment of fine artists is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.