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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Forge your future at the intersection of art and technology.
The New Media Art concentration in Studio Art is an interdisciplinary and collaborative program that focuses on the human relationship with technology, as an emergent tool for creating contemporary art. This practice is rooted in the historical traditions of avant-garde and experimental art-making and responds to the rapid pace of technological development. Areas of study in New Media Art include experimental filmmaking, generative art, digital fabrication, performance, virtual and augmented reality and experimental sound.

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Why Earn a Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in New Media Art?

Earn the Studio Art degree with a concentration in New Media Art for a program that is committed to emergent technological and interdisciplinary research across a broad spectrum.

The program includes experimental filmmaking, the creation of generative art, digital fabrication, performance, virtual and augmented reality, and experimental sound.

As emerging contemporary artists, students in New Media Art engage in a range of research, theory, and practice as makers who consider a range of contemporary venues. This includes the gallery, museum, internet, microcinema, performance site, festival, or experimental venues.

Marketable Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Adapting techniques
  • Autonomous working
  • Oral and written communication
  • Multiple approach assessment

Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in New Media Art Highlights

Our faculty members are active artists and scholars whose works are displayed in venues such as the MoMA PS1 art center in New York, the Arnolfini in England, the National Museum of China and the Mejan Labs in Sweden.
The program is also involved with UNT's Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts, which provides unique opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty members in the College of Engineering, the College of Music and the Department of Media Arts, among others.
UNT's proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth also offers a wealth of experiences and resources.
To provide other insights and knowledge, numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars are brought to campus.
A Living-Learning Community brings together art and design majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
Classes are taught in state-of-the-art labs, which are available for use beyond regular class time, and we also have an array of audio, visual and other related equipment available for checkout.

What Can You Do With a Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in New Media Art?

Education – graduates are prepared to continue higher education in a new media art graduate program. They may instruct workshops or classes at colleges, universities, local arts organizations, museums, galleries or online.

Fine Artist – creates and sells work for online or gallery exhibitions and shows.

Other Areas – film editor, film/video game art director, audio technician or creator, graphic artist, animator, visual display or storyboard creator, web designer, studio assistant, lab technician, digital curator, gallerist, and art technology consultant.

Overall employment of craft and fine artists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in New Media Art Courses You Could Take

Beginning New Media: Time and Movement (3 hrs)
Introduction to the fundamentals of ordering information in time through new media platforms and outputs. Sequences of still images, interactivity, modes of filming and editing sound and moving images.
Beginning New Media: Analog and Avant-Garde (3 hrs)
Introduction to analog, avant-garde and experimental form, style, and content in new media.
Intermediate New Media: Creative Coding (3 hrs)
Introduction to the fundamentals of coding and computer science as a creative medium.
Intermediate New Media: Performance and Electronic Media (3 hrs)
Theory and practice of integrating electronic and interactive media in live performance.
Intermediate New Media: Augmented and Virtual Reality Art (3 hrs)
Exploration of the artistic and critical potential of augmented and virtual reality content through art research and practice.
Theories of Contemporary Art (3 hrs)
Selected theoretical and critical issues in recent art.

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