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Art & Design

College of Arts & Sciences

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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. The courses explore traditional and contemporary art medium such as installation, sculpture, drawing, performance, social practice, sound, video, and other new technologies. Students will be pushed to hone their personal voice and develop the technical and critical expertise to become successful artists in a local and global contemporary discourse.

Extended media students may work with traditional art form but will be asked 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 it is possible to focus on particular medium students as expected to take the time to explore different artistic avenue before solely devoting their time to one specific form. While students are strongly encouraged to investigate conceptual facets of their work formal resolution and development are of great importance.

Students seeking a concentration in extended media are encouraged 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.

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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


Vanessa Mayoraz

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