New Media Art bachelor study programme is multidisciplinary, dynamic, practice led, reseach-based, oriented towards cooperation and communication.
Rapid development of technologies means that innovations are coming into each and every area, including arts. It is changing forms, habits and thinking of communication. There is a need for artists, who are at the head of new media culture, processes and technologies; who have the skills and abilities to flexibly and creatively react to sudden changes; who participate in creating and researching new products and processes. New media art is multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, within which creation of art works involves new technologies, and new art environments are created for communication and interaction.
The study programme was launched in September 2007 and is based on module system. It is based on characteristics of new media culture. It provides wholeness, purposeful and motivated link among modules, as well as it allows elastic changes within the study process. Within each module there are lectures, seminars, discussions in network, practical activities, independent studies, creation of the final project.
Programme is accredited until 2019.
Masters study programme was launched in September 2010. Students acquire various new media (interactive, multimedia, sound, network etc.) instruments and skills in creating art works. Key of this programme is research - including researching art processes. Emphasis is on art as research - within new media art it means that the artist is not only the creator of art work, but also researcher and practitioner of new instruments, media, technology, social process, scientific discoveries.
More information about the programme: http://mplab.lv/en/izglitiba/1/
More information on how to apply: http://www.liepu.lv/en/
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