Announcement of a MA program with New Media Art History focus

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

MASTER OF ARTS IN CONTEMPORARY ART,
DESIGN AND NEW MEDIA ART HISTORIES

OCAD University is pleased to announce the expansion of its Master’s program in Contemporary Art History to now include New Media Art History and Design History. Housed in one innovative program — the MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories — these three fields prepare students to investigate the full breadth and complexity of today’s creative cultural activity.

Artists and designers in the 21st century often employ unconventional and hybrid strategies that can challenge traditional forms of analysis. Examinations of contemporary art, new media and design therefore require flexible and creative conceptual approaches. Through historical contextualization, scholarly rigour, and cross-disciplinary methods, this program supports the production of pioneering research into newly emerging art, design and new media practices.

This MA program offers three fields of specialization:
— Contemporary Art History
— Design History
— New Media Art History

With an extensive core faculty, the program offers students an impressive array of perspectives with which to explore the ever-shifting worlds of contemporary art, design and new media art. The moderate size of the program (16-20 students per year) ensures that each student receives personalized attention.

HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline for Fall 2011 is January 14, 2011. For complete details, visit http://www.ocad.ca/programs/graduate_studies/masters_contemporary_art_design_and_new_media_art_histories.htm.

Contact: Alice Brummell
Assistant, Graduate Studies
abrummell@ocad.ca
416-977-6000, Ext. 423

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