The graduate program in art video encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view. In this master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program, you work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in the video medium, including performance, narrative, documentary, site-specific, and multi-channel installation.
The program is supported by digital video and audio facilities. Although space and equipment are shared with upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students manage the video facility, which offers them the opportunity to learn the successful management of a multi-use, multi-format facility. Production is executed with mini-DV camcorders, digital audio recorders, and necessary peripherals. Post-production suites are equipped with Macintosh-based non-linear editing systems. Video projectors are available for presentations and exhibition. There are digital, multi-track audio studios, plus access to other Syracuse University facilities to complement production, post-production and exhibition activities.
The graduate art video program assumes candidates are highly motivated to produce challenging work and are capable of working in a tutorial environment.
Our graduates have typically continued in their field as video artists, independent producers, and faculty in other university video programs.