Graduate Program in Intermedia
Our MA/MFA program stresses the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical development of our students' individual practices, contextualized by current discourse in contemporary art and cultural production. The core graduate course, Intermedia Workshop, attracts students from across the School and university, generating a lively, rigorous, and supportive interdisciplinary dialogue. Intermedia students are encouraged to participate fully in campus intellectual life and often pursue coursework in other arts and humanities disciplines to support their creative development.
All Intermedia graduate students receive computer-equipped studio spaces and have unlimited access to facilities outfitted with the latest technology for video and sound production, Internet-based work, and creative research. A limited number of graduate assistantships and competitive fellowships provide most students with full tuition waivers and an opportunity to teach during part of their graduate study. Other resources include a vital program of visiting artists and critics, regular exhibition opportunities on and off-campus, and close collaborative relationships with nonprofit art spaces and community-based organizations in Iowa City and beyond.
Intermedia graduates have gone on to professional success in the art, higher education, nonprofit, and business worlds. In addition to maintaining active creative and research practices, recent alumni have found teaching positions at some of the country's best academic institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, Alfred University, the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, the College of Creative Studies at Wayne State University, Texas State University, and the University of Maine.