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Transart Institute MFA Programme

Transart Institute offers an international low residency two year graduate art programme for working artists to develop a sustainable creative praxis, leading to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in New Media. The programme intended to lift the boundaries between applied and fine arts, traditional and new media, artists and scholars, consists of three summer residencies (two weeks each) in Linz, Austria; an optional winter residency in New York, and one-on-one mentorships during two school years, wherever you work and live.

Students are free to pursue work in any media art-related genre and to create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors. Short periods of intensive residency permit students to continue with their professional work and keep a balanced personal life while participating in the program.

Students work intensively in the summer and optional winter residencies on-site with guest faculty, artists, media practitioners, writers and theorists. Between residencies, students work one-on-one off-site with faculty by correspondence and with a self-chosen mentor in an exchange which includes a minimum of three studio visits per semester.

The purpose of the programme is to create a space for students of all disciplines to interact with a wide range of artists, scientists, theorists, media practitioners and visionaries. Students investigate their work independently and transdisciplinarily in both a cultural and studio context. Whatever genres students choose to work in, the program is designed to: bring artistic content to new media, enrich students' praxis, foster change, facilitate a connection between group and personal work, provide the means for contextualizing work in the wider world, and develop interaction strategies with audiences.

The deadline for early applications is 1 March and for final applications 1 June 2007. Online application at www.transartinstitute.org/Pages/MFA-Application.html.

Contact: Julie Bush, Transart Institute, info@transartinstitute.org, www.transartinstitute.org; or Center for New Media, Danube University Krems, Dr. Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500 Krems, Austria.