UMaine’s Intermedia MA degree is a 2 year, 33 credit program of study. This multi-arts interdisciplinary program is designed for graduate students interested in pursuing advanced, interdisciplinary creative work and research studies in areas of inquiry pertaining to arts praxis, fine arts, media arts and technologies, creative studies and applied arts.
Similar to the Intermedia MFA, the aim of the Intermedia MA is to learn by doing and making while emphasizing hands-on projects with a practical concern for outcomes and engagements.
The Intermedia MA builds on the academic strengths of the Intermedia MFA degree and the cutting-edge facilities and programing of the IInnovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC Center) by offering a multifaceted set of opportunities for expanding graduate education in the arts and creative fields.
The overarching goal of the Intermedia MA program is to re-envision creative teaching/ learning/ research models with an aim to resituate creative practice within larger knowledge-making practices and expand its impact and range. The program is designed to support the creation of a diverse collaborative ecology of experimental research and pedagogy.
The Intermedia MA degree helps to realize two of the main strategic goals of the University of Maine System: 1) creation of signature interdisciplinary programs, and 2) continued development and expansion of graduate programs at the University of Maine.
The goals of the Intermedia MA degree are:
- Develop a new research praxis based on combinations of traditional disciplines, developing applied and research skills in the arts.
- Create an interdisciplinary umbrella degree that will enable future development of interdisciplinary foci under an MA degree (arts and medicine, arts and science, arts and technology, arts and community development for example).
- Raise awareness of current creative research and production in the state of Maine by highlighting its impact on the education, economy and quality of life for Maine, the New England region, and the nation.