Susannah Sayler, Interim Chair
102 Shaffer Art Building, 315 443-1033
The Department of Film and Media Arts offers M.F.A. programs in Computer Art, Film, Photography and Video. Students work among a variety of programs, tailoring their studies to specific research concerns. Graduate students are immersed in an intimate and rigorous interdisciplinary course of study, which fosters the necessary critical, technical and conceptual tools to create ambitious, intelligent work. This multivalent approach cultivates a vital understanding of the complex ways media is braided with culture, science, politics, philosophy, and popular entertainment. Students work closely with award-winning faculty and roster of internationally recognized visiting artists.
In addition to access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, M.F.A. candidates in Film and Media Arts and Studio Arts have the opportunity to participate in the Semester Residency Program. Focused on both the development of studio/creative practices and the essential professional skills required of today’s contemporary artist, the program immerses students in internationally recognized arts centers, including Los Angeles*, London and Berlin. Acting as a bridge between academic study and a career in the arts, the Semester Residency Program allows students to define themselves and their work in relation to the field of contemporary art, providing a means to find their motivations, aims, and direction in the myriad number of opportunities this field affords. Guided by resident faculty, studio visits with local artists, curators and writers and numerous exhibition opportunities, the Semester Residency Program enables students to make the often difficult transition to professional artist.
*The Turner Semester Residency in Los Angeles is possible through the generous support of Marilyn Turner Klaus and Chuck Klaus.