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MIT Master in Art, Culture and Technology

The Master of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT is a rigorous two-year programme for artist-thinkers advancing their critical and production practices. Research, pedagogy, and MIT's culture of scientific inquiry and technological advancement informs current explorations such as cinema and its migrations, art in the public sphere, performance, video, photography and related media, and spatial and sonic experimentation. ACT graduate students are challenged to question the aesthetic, historical, cultural, social, and ethical implications of their work. Critical thinking, knowledge mining, and creative engagement, along with explorations of changing public and private spheres are of particular relevance.

In addition to engaging in transdisciplinary projects with researchers in departments, labs, and centers at MIT, ACT faculty work with scholars and institutions in the US and around the globe including Brazil, Great Britain, Finland, Norway, Germany, Bosnia, China, and Japan, bringing external reviewers, artists, speakers, and students to visit and collaborate with ACT classes. Through a number of programmes and grants, the Office of the Arts at MIT extends the opportunities available to students for collaboration and exchange with internationally recognized artists and scholars.

Applications and portfolios are due by 31 December 2013 for admission in September of the following year. Artists and cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and innovative transdisciplinary practices are encouraged to apply. Admission is based on a careful examination of the applicant's artistic and academic record, including relevant samples of completed work, a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Admission to the graduate programme is processed by the Department of Architecture and facilitated by MIT's web-based admission system. Learn more about the online application and portfolio requirements at act.mit.edu.

For more information, please contact: MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212, Cambridge, MA 02139; tel.: +1 617 253 5229; e-mail: act@mit.edu; act.mit.edu