Master’s study program NEW MEDIA AND AUDIOVISUAL ART is multi-disciplinary, dynamic, real practice led, research-based, oriented towards cooperation and communication. Two pathways are offered: – ACOUSTIC ARTS / DIGITAL MUSIC – DIGITAL NETWORKED MEDIA
Study programme was launched in September 2010. Students acquire various new media (interactive, multimedia, sound, network etc.) instruments and skills in creating art works. Key of this programme is research – including researching art processes. Emphasis is on art as research – within new media art it means that the artist is not only the creator of art work, but also researcher and practitioner of new instruments, media, technology, social process, scientific discoveries.
After obtaining academic Master’s degree graduates have an opportunity to work at the Art Research institution or other institution in creative industries (Advertisement Company, culture institutions or create their own institutions) and IT institutions. They also are entitled to continue their studies as PhD students in New Media Art field in Liepaja University or in other HEI’s of Latvia or EU.
Creative, Applied Arts and Design, Journalism & Media, Media Studies & Mass Media, Visual Arts/Fine Arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, film making)
2 years | Full time
The size of Master study programme is 132 ECTS and the duration of the programme is 2 years. The programme consists of three parts:
A part (79,5 ECTS) – compulsory courses of Research within the New Media Art and Culture environment ;
B part (22,5 ECTS) – compulsory courses, which expect deeper education of students and development of their professional skills and abilities within two branches – Acoustic Arts / Digital Music and Digital Networked Media
MA Thesis (30 ECTS)
Audio Culture, New Media Art Research, Culture Based Economy, Interactive Media, Photographic Media, New Media (Art) in Cultural Environment, Acoustic Arts / Electronic Music, Digital Network Media, Thesis Project.
During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present term paper (first academic year) and Master’s paper (second academic year).
Study programme director: Dr.sc.soc
Only one is required
– Bachelor degree of Humanitarian sciences or Professional higher education in Humanitarian, Social, Art or Educational sciences
– Creative compilation of recent works (video, photo, design or similar)
Application for the topic of Master thesis
– Recorded interview
After studying this course, you will be able to join one of these universities as well.