The Extended Media Area is rooted in an interdisciplinary investigation blending traditional and extended media mediums. The extended media curriculum is grounded in critical analysis, conceptual exploration and an acute understanding of contemporary issues through acquiring different media expertise and as well as technical abilities. Students will be pushed to hone their personal voice while developing the technical and critical expertise to become successful artists in a local and global contemporary discourse.
While it is possible to focus on a particular medium, students are encouraged to take the time to explore different artistic avenue before solely devoting their time to one specific form. Extended media students will be invited to experiment with additional medium and technics such as installation, sound, performance, social interaction, video, 3dprinting or laser cutting. Self-assigned and independent projects exploring multiple media in 2D, 3D or time based will be encouraged in intermediary and advanced level classes.
While students investigate the conceptual facets of their work, focusing on attaining a sharp formal resolution will be of great importance.
Students seeking a concentration in extended media are welcome to develop an interest in additional media such as ceramics, drawing, fiber, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Over a period of time, students are expected to develop an interdisciplinary but cohesive body of work for the BFA Thesis Exhibition.
Facilities and Equipment
- Studio space
- Individual studios for graduate and advanced students
- Dry erase table
- Vinyl cutter
- Laser cutter
- 3D printing Lab
- Clay 3D printer
- Sound recorders
- Mac Lab with video and sound editing program.
- Divers Arduino Microcontrollers