Student media performance in Atlas building black box

The intermedia art, writing and performance (IAWP) program is an interdisciplinary digital arts and humanities research unit with a practice-based PhD. Faculty will investigate past and present forms of digital art, writing and performance, offering graduate students an environment in which to practice and research emerging forms of creativity.

Graduate Studies

PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP)

The research conducted in the PhD program reflects the rapidly transforming knowledge systems and digital media economies emerging from the substantial technological shifts currently taking place in our society. Digital creative work and critical media literacy play a defining role in our information society and are transforming all aspects of contemporary life, including the way many professional visual artists, multimedia performers, writers, publishers, digital humanists and archivists pursue their practice.

IAWP’s internationally renowned and affiliated faculty collaborate with graduate students probing the significance of a digitally expanded, process-based research environment located in a cluster of interdisciplinary research labs. The program provides a flexible pedagogical structure that will lead to the creation of new and hybridized forms of art, writing, performance, scholarship, theory, design, curation, exhibition and publication appropriate for our current cultural moment.

The program concentrates its curriculum on digital forms of creativity so as to cultivate cutting-edge investigations into the practice, theory, history and philosophy of media and its relationships to creativity, communication, technology and information.

Graduate Degree Requirements