Duke University

Graduate School

Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA)


2138 Campus Drive

Durham, NC 27708

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A.-Experimental & Documentary Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) at Duke University will welcome its inaugural class in Fall 2011. The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity - the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media - in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires the development of a complex understanding of documentary practices and traditions as well as creative skills in experimental media and new technologies. The philosophy of the program is guided by a belief in the intersection of personal artistic work with interpretive knowledge and of the relevance of the individual documentary/experimental artist within the cultural history and life of communities. A key component to the program is the notion of creative engagement through the arts and the role of the artist in society. Graduates are expected to generate work that has impact both within and outside the academy.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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