Eastern Europe Scholarship for Image Science and MediaArtHistories
The Department for Image Science will award scholarships for the Master of Arts courses MediaArtHistories and Image Science which take place at Danube University Krems and accommodate full-time employment.
The scholarships provide artists and scientists from Eastern Europe with the possibility to join this special program.
Because of the EU expansion, the media art scene of Eastern Europe is getting closer to the center of Europe and paving its way into the visual field of international critics and collectors.
Art and culture are gaining more importance for tourism and as an economic factor. Furthermore, countries like Hungary, Estonia and Bulgaria are making first steps to document treasures of art and culture in a digital way in order to offer access to their national heritage for a wide audience. New media allow the integration and presentation of historic treasures spanning to contemporary art installations and show exemplary ways of international co-operation in order to open new insights for scholars.
=> Sponsorship from the Department for Image Science
With the scholarship offering 50% of the tuition fee, artists and scientists from the new European member states will get easier access to knowledge and are offered the opportunity to develop and discuss innovative projects and initiatives in the field of art and culture and to work towards their realization assisted by some of the most renowned experts in the field.
The Department for Image Science considers these scholarships, besides the support, as a possibility to intensify the quality of the study through the formation of a transnational and interdisciplinary network.
=> Eastern Europe Scholarship for MediaArtHistories
The scholarship should go to artists and researchers from the eastern countries working in the field of conservation, documentation and presentation of media arts or persons interested in doing research in this field.
=> Transdisciplinary study with international background: MediaArtHistories, MA
The unique program MediaArtHistories, MA addresses artists, employees of museums, exhibitions personnel, gallerists, art historians, media scientists or people interested in the field and provides the key developments of recent and contemporary art.
Supported by online databases and other high end teaching equipment the post-graduate university course introduces students to the various forms of media art - from computer animation, net art, interactive, Telematic and Genetic art spanning over CAVE-installations and Augmented Reality to the latest reflections of artists in the area of Nano Art - which are being presented and discussed by international experts. Specialists like Lev Manovich and Erkki Huthamo are among the famous lecturers. Students come from USA, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Because of the modular structure of the course, it is possible to enroll several times a year.
Applications for the scholarship should contain a letter of motivation and may be submitted in German or English. Time for applications will end on the 15th of March 2007.
MediaArtHistories, MA (in English)