What should contemporary art education look like today? The new Media Arts MFA program at Purchase College, State University of New York, embraces an interdisciplinary post-studio approach, centering its inquiries on contemporary art forms, social and political engagement, materiality, critical data studies, media ecologies, and alternative domains of cultural production and circulation.
Purchase College’s excellent production facilities, funding, teaching opportunities, research, and public engagement opportunities provide a fertile environment for graduate art studies. Beyond the confines of a traditional studio art program, the Media Arts MFA prepares its students for further advancing their practice and critically reflecting on global sociopolitical and cultural events. Students can choose a two year or three year dual degree track, which allows them to complement their studies with an