Image by VCUarts MFA KI student Travis Austin

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Kinetic Imaging MFA program offers a hybrid, in-depth inquiry into emerging media and video, sound, and animated art. Students have the freedom to expand their arts practices and collaborate across different disciplines, and unprecedented access to internationally recognized faculty and visiting artists including Steina Vasulka, Pamela Z, and Karen Yasinsky.

VCUarts is one of the nation’s leading arts schools, dedicated to advancing creative expression, supporting new scholarship, sparking innovation and deepening the role of the arts in society. Its visual arts and design graduate program has received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report. VCUarts offers degrees across 15 departments and programs.

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“I had the opportunity to meet Stephen Vitiello, who produces meditative sound art, and Bob Paris, who creates anti-establishment work. Vitiello and Paris produce work that represents two divergent qualities in me. If they’re working in the same department cohesively and harmoniously, I know I will find a home there.”
— Second-year MFA student Brian Patterson

“Kinetic Imaging represents the cutting edge of where art is right now.” — First-year MFA student student Carl Patow

“Kinetic Imaging offers the “proper amount of experimentation, collaboration, and fluidity.” — First-year MFA student Brianne Humphreys

“One day it might be designing a software patch, and another day it might be building a speaker cabinet.” — Second-year MFA student Travis Austin

“We’re all making completely different types of work in different medias but somehow our ‘otherness’ binds us together.” — First-year MFA student Sara Bouchard

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