The Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program is accepting applications from artists seeking to expand or reinvent their practices. Committed to art that poses unique conceptual and social challenges, IMDA offers an environment that provides artists a studio, state-of-the-art facilities in media-based disciplines, courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory, and high-end research centers.
Graduate students also take advantage of Baltimore’s vibrant art scene, pursuing issues such as food justice, eco-art, transportation, urban communities, translation, race and gender identity, gift economies, and technology, in both intellectual and formal terms.
Financial support includes Research Assistantships that includes up to full-tuition remission, health care, and a stipend. Students are additionally eligible for competitive internal research and merit-based grants to support their work.
Prominent Visiting Artists present their work regularly and give one-on-one feedback to graduate students. Past lecturers include: Janine Antoni, Stephanie Barber, Michael Bierut, Zoe Beloff, Catherine Chalmers, Paul Chan, Abigail Child, Annica Cupetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Paul DeMarinis, Tony Dove, Joanna Drucker, David Dunlap, James Duesing, Hasan Elahi, eteam, Wendy Ewald, Darko Fritz, Dana Hoey, Nina Katchadourian, Larry Miller, Alison Knowles, @rtMark, Guerrilla Girls, Margot Lovejoy, Joseph Nechvatal, Simon Penney, Keith Piper, William Pope.L, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, David Rokeby, Frances Torres, Mark Tribe, Ted Victoria, Karen Yasinsky, Matmos, Fred Wilson, Martha Wilson and Michael Rakowitz, and The Yes Men.
Apply by February 1 to receive consideration toward full tuition remission: imda.umbc.edu/apply