MFA Program

The MFA in Fine Arts/Kinetic Imaging expands the field of video art, experimental animation, and sound art through the production of works of art that explore the artist’s relationship to culture and society. Potential works will include media projects that take such forms as the poem, the essay, the video sculpture, and the installation, and that embrace both narrative and experimental approaches. In a world that increasingly uses moving images and sounds to communicate information, influence opinion, and push the boundaries of popular entertainment, our program will enable students to produce creative works that contribute to and challenge the rapidly evolving dialogue in media arts.

Students must demonstrate the ability to extend the practice of video/animation/sonic arts into their connections with contemporary issues in visual culture.

Students are expected to build an awareness of contemporary and historical definitions of art that will influence their creative work.


The Kinetic Imaging MFA is a studio-based, fine art program initiated in the Fall of 2007. It is a two-year curriculum of 60 academic credits. The program is designed to support 4-8 graduate students.

Deadlines for applications are January 15, with Fall semester admissions only. Portfolio requirements are posted here.

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