Application Period Open for Fall 2012 Admission to the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts

First session of “Experimental Film/Video” course with Josh Gibson. Photograph by Tom Rankin.

Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) is now accepting applications for Fall 2012 admission. For more info on the program, visit

Application to the MFAEDA is a two part process, consisting of the Graduate School Application and the Portfolio Submission. Complete application guidelines are available at

Application Deadline for Fall 2012:  January 30, 2012

Guided by advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students explore a curriculum that blends studio practice, fieldwork, digital production, and critical theory, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and an MFA exhibition. Students work with faculty from the program’s three founding units: the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, as well as from the University at large.

The MFAEDA is best suited for accomplished students and artists who desire advanced experience in the production of innovative photographic, film, video, and computational digital arts in conjunction with a challenging intellectual immersion in philosophy and critical theory.

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