New Media Art

The New Media Art program at UNT is the merging of art, culture, and technology.

The mission of the New Media Art program is to cultivate new methods of performance and media art practices within contemporary art. Through creative and critical inquiry, we emphasize artistic excellence, active learning, socially engaged practices, and collaboration.

In New Media Art, you are exposed to a wide range of technology-based practices from production of interactive installations and video art to rapid prototyping and performance art. New Media Art is an interdisciplinary studio art practice that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including: performance art, digital art, video art, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, sound art, computer robotics, 3D printing, cyborg art and art as biotechnology. Both a BFA and MFA are offered by the New Media Art program at UNT in Denton, TX.

As a student studying New Media Art, you will have access to state-of-the-art filming, editing, and production equipment plus a large, diverse list of course offerings to address your individual artistic needs. You will also have access to the newly constructed Digital Fabrication Lab (FABLab) at UNT. The FABLab provides hands-on state-of-the-art industrial technology to perform digital and fabrication-based creative research. The lab is equipped with a wide range of large-scale CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D scanners, and 3D printers.

A B.F.A. with a concentration in New Media Art prepares students for independent practices as fine artists while also preparing them for acceptance to Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) programs.  A B.F.A. with a New Media Art concentration makes an excellent candidate for any job requiring technology skills and a fine arts background.

Suggested Undergraduate Curriculum for New Media Art

New Media Art website www.UNTNewMedia.com
New Media Art Instagram @UNTNewMedia 

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UNT New Media Collective
UNT Studio Art: Current and Former
UNT Department of Studio Art

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Student accomplishments

Julie Libersat "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All" award

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Studio Art
New Media Art

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Alumni accomplishments

Irby Pace now Assistant Professor at Troy University

UNT Photography MFA alumni Irby Pace recently became an Assistant Professor of Photography at Troy University.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography MFA alumni Irby Pace recently became an Assistant Professor of Photography at Troy University.