imap: Integrated Arts
Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices (IMAP) encompasses photo imaging, video, digital, sound, performance and related approaches to technology based art. This area embraces critical art practice from analog to digital, historical to cutting edge and everything in between.
The goal of the Integrated Arts (IA) is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to study and create works of art from an informed conceptual point of view. It invites artists to apply to this program if their interests cross boundaries between media and/or disciplines. It provides the student with facilities, including studios and a highly equipped sound art lab, required for such interdisciplinary work. In addition, IA offers students enrolled in IA the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in international venues, which is viewed as an important part of their professional development. While emphasizing critical discourse and visual literacy in the production and study of art, the program encourages students to work with faculty from the Department of Art and Art History, as well as other departments and schools such as engineering, ethnic studies, mathematics, performing arts, sociology, and women’s studies, to name only a few options. An integral part of IA is direct interaction with distinguished visiting artists and scholars each year, as well as opportunities to see exhibitions in the CU Art Museum, which is committed to showing the work of cutting edge national and international artists.