Every time today’s citizens log on to the Internet they’re invited into a dazzling world of digital art and entertainment—from music to e-books to extraordinarily complex games. The CMCI’s proposed 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 needs, tastes and interests of the public.
The program is centered at the intersection of creativity, technology and critical thinking, giving students the chance to develop an entrepreneurial vision so that they can invent the art, and the jobs, of the future.
IAWP faculty include internationally renowned artists, creative writers, publishers and teachers who open new horizons for students in areas such as digital audio and video production, e-publication and museum-quality interactive installations. The program applies a teaching model that includes studio laboratories where professors and students from a variety of disciplines collaborate to create new forms of multimedia art and technology.
As members of the new college of Communication, Media 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 media artists or performers, manage media projects or develop apps for industry leaders such as Google, become digital media entrepreneurs, or serve as curators and archivists for cultural institutions, to name just a few prospects.