The MFA in INTERMEDIA+DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA) at UMBC is accepting applications from interdisciplinary artists seeking to expand or reinvent their practice. Committed to art that poses unique conceptual and social challenges, IMDA provides artists a studio, emerging media facilities, cutting-edge curriculum, teaching opportunities, engaged faculty, and prominent visiting artists. Graduate students take advantage of Baltimore’s vibrant art scene, pursuing issues such as food justice, the environment, transportation, urban interventions, translation, race and gender identity, gift economies, and technology in both intellectual and formal terms. Financial packages provide tuition remission, health care, and a stipend. Other merit-based grants are available.
IMDA alumni present their work at distinguished museums, galleries, festivals, conferences, and symposia around the world and have garnered support from prestigious granting sources. Many have successfully pursued gallery representation, worked in the production industry, and have become academic leaders at some of the most prestigious academies in the US and abroad, especially in service to intermedia disciplines and emerging digital media.
Previous guest artists offering 1-on-1 feedback to IMDA graduate students include: Janine Antoni, @rtMark, Zoe Beloff, Paul Chan, Paul DeMarinis, Tony Dove, Hasan Elahi, eteam, Wendy Ewald, Guerrilla Girls, Nina Katchadourian, Matmos, Keith Piper, William Pope.L, Michael Rakowitz, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, David Rokeby, Mark Tribe, Fred Wilson, Martha Wilson, Karen Yasinsky, and The Yes Men.