Curriculum

IMAP is a 60 academic credits degree program.

Each full time MFA student takes the following 5 courses each of their 4 semester: (3 credits per course)

IMAP students will be asked to pick their faculty adviser by the end of the 1st semester.

Group critiques with full IMAP faculty and visiting critics take place at the end of each semester.

1) Visiting Artist Studio MEDI 606 is an IMAP graduate course structured around presentations, one-on-one studio critiques, reading and class discussion led by a visiting artists, theoreticians or art world practitioners along with a coordinating faculty member, this course exposes students to an array of various media practices as it relates to contemporary culture.

2) Graduate Projects Production MEDI 602 is the course in which students develop their own body of work, eventually leading to their thesis project.

3) Graduate Seminar MEDI 607 is a required Graduate-level course for the IMAP students to provide a historical/social context and progression of theoretical practice of media production. Focusing on investigations of representation and image-making including postmodern critique, feminism and post-structuralism, the Graduate Seminar will combine readings and discussions in conjunction with short form projects within the students' disciplines to formulate a synthesis that is an ongoing dialogue of theory and practice. Seminar topics include: Synchronism in the Avant-Garde (Steuerwald); Non-Fiction in Media (Katz); Images, Meaning, and Technology (Ramocki), etc.

4) Intermedia Research MEDI 601 is a graduate-level course that is part of the Media Arts M.F.A. program. Taking advantage of NJCU's proximity to one of the world's foremost cities for art, this course is based on field visits to contemporary media exhibitions at museums, galleries, media arts centers, and alternative spaces. Students will gain exposure to prominent works of both historical importance and representative of the most recent trends. M.F.A. students are required take this course each of their four semesters in residence. The visits are not topically arranged; the variation of the content from semester to semester is a result of variation of sites. On weeks when there is not a field visit the class will focus on digestion and critique of the past visit and preparation for the upcoming one through assigned readings, viewing of relevant and related work, and discussion.

5) Production Elective Course MEDI TBD students take an upper-level undergraduate course in a technical production area (for example a student has a strong background in digital animation but a less experience in audio it might make sense for them to take Sound Production I). List of elective production courses available to IMAP students will be published every semester.