MFA in Media Study

From: Chris Ernst (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 06:20:15 PST

On the same theme, another forward:


Graduate Program in Media Study at Buffalo -- Deadline soon!

The Department of Media Study's MFA in Media Arts is one of the
country's leading programs in experimental and independent media. As a
department and as a community we are committed to producing work which
challenges and extends conventional forms and representations.

Currently, the department has research groups working in Independent
Film and Video (including Experimental Animation and Documentary) ,
Robotics, Digital Art (including Net-based Art, Locative Media, and
Digital Poetics) , Virtual Reality/Interactive Fiction. In addition,
we have close relationships with graduate programs in Visual Studies
(a joint concentration exploring the interdisciplinary space between
emerging technologies and the arts called Emerging Practices),
Architecture (a joint M.Arch/MFA), American Studies/The Center for
the Americas (where several of our students have earned joint MFA/PhD
degrees), Music, and Comparative Literature among others. We
encourage students to pursue their interests across media forms and
disciplinary boundaries and to approach the department as a
laboratory in which critical approaches and media can interact in
previously unforseen ways.

In keeping with this commitment, our MFA is a flexible program which
enables students to work in or across media technologies and academic
disciplines. Of the 60 credit hours required for the degree, 24 are in
media production, 12 are in areas of media theory (history and
interpretation), 13 are in directed electives (courses related to the
thesis), with one exception, a two semester critique course. There are
no required courses and students are free to organize their course of
study around their own interests and projects. As this distribution of
courses indicates, Media Study is a department which believes strongly
in the relationship between critical theory and critical practice. For
this reason, the thesis has both a media production component (an
exhibit or final project) and a discursive component (a final written
30-50 page thesis).

For more info, please consult:

On Dec 2, 2007, at 3:55 PM, Jack Sargeant wrote:

> just forwarding this - jack
> MA/Postgraduate Diploma Documentary Research for Film and Television
> Mode of study: Part-time
> Duration: 90 weeks (2 years)
> Start date: January 2008
> Assessment: Course work and a major project
> The course
> At the heart of any successful documentary is thorough research, a
> high degree of critical thinking, and an attention to narrative and
> visual style. On this course we cover documentary history and
> theory by putting both into a contemporary context, supported by
> substantial input from creative practitioners. We interweave
> industry experience with academic insight across the field of
> documentary production, from docudrama to ethics and legal
> questions from investigative work to more artistic approaches. We
> focus on students' creative and academic development to nurture
> documentary ideas with exposure to a full range of documentary
> approaches
> Each term focuses on an aspect of documentary film and television,
> ranging from histories and theories of representation, debates in
> ethics and media ownership, and political issues. These complement
> the exploration and research strategies, including film and picture
> research, interview techniques, investigative journalism, narrative
> form and drama documentary, alongside writing treatments, proposals
> commentary and scripts.
> The learning experience is supported by a programme of guest
> speakers drawn from a range of senior commissioners, producers,
> documentary makers, and legal marketing executives all designed
> to enhance students understanding of the inustry and can help
> create good industry contacts.
> Website:
> Course director: Pratap Rughani
> Contact: Postgraduate Administrator Tel: 020 7514 6800
> __________________________________________________________________
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

Christopher Ernst
email suppressed

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.