The PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance
Every time today’s citizens log on to the Internet they’re invited into a dazzling world of digital art and entertainment—from electronic music to literary e-books to complex art applications created especially for mobile media devices.
The CMCI’s doctoral program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) challenges students to become active creators in the new media economy that is emerging to serve the cultural interests of the public.
The program is centered at the intersection of digital creativity, technology and critical thinking, giving students the chance to develop an entrepreneurial vision so that they can invent the art of the future.
Our faculty includes internationally renowned artists, creative writers, publishers and teachers who open new horizons for students in areas such as multimedia performance art, e-publication and museum-quality interactive installations. The program applies a collaborative teaching model that includes studio "co-laboratories" where professors and students from a variety of disciplines work together to create new forms of digital art and humanities scholarship.
As members of the College of Media, Communication and Information, students also have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with faculty in related fields such as information science, media economics and design.
IAWP graduates are prepared for any number of careers. They may become new media artists or performers, manage media projects or develop apps for industry leaders such as Google or Amazon, become digital media entrepreneurs, or serve as curators and archivists for cultural institutions, to name just a few prospects.