Graduate Studies in Time Arts

Kurt Schultz, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University
Bart Woodstrup, M.F.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program Description: The Time Arts program at Northern Illinois University consists of course work within the areas of animation, video art, audio art, and interactive art. Rather than focusing on one area, students create, explore and study in all of these disciplines, with an emphasis of the overall integration of media elements.

Facilities: Individual studio spaces are provided for each student in the M.F.A. program. Time Arts houses a separate computer lab that is shared with Fine Art Studio, which contains the latest technology, including access to a state-of-the-art 3-D printer and modeling software. In addition to classroom spaces, the main art building houses a full woodworking studio and computer labs that are accessible to students.

Assistantships and Tuition Waivers: The NIU School of Art and Design offers opportunities for graduate student assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships, which include full tuition and a monthly stipend. Tuition waivers are also available.

Additional Resources: The School of Art and Design as a whole, hosts an impressive Visiting Artist and Scholars program. The School contains a large gallery space where professional artists and various student exhibitions are held. A medium size gallery space is designated for graduate student exhibitions. The NIU Art Museum is also present on campus and schedules an ongoing rotation of professional exhibitions and visiting artist events, often in conjunction with the School of Art and Design.

Admissions: The deadline for application to the NIU Graduate School for the School of Art and Design graduate program in studio arts is: February 1.

Application materials and additional information may be obtained from:

School of Art and Design Graduate Programs
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

How to Apply

Telephone: (815) 753‐0292
Fax: (815) 753‐7701


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