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A challenging programme

Our friends from the Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media are accepting candidates for next academic year until July 1 2011. OSP enthusiastically recommends this exceptional design program, where F/LOSS is the norm:

Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media
Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research
Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University Netherlands
Call for Applications
Deadline July 1st, 2011 for EU/EEA students http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media
For application info & tuition fees see below

The Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media is internationally known as the new media study programme at the Piet Zwart Institute. We offer a Master programme focused on a critical engagement with the culture of the Internet and computer media, their artistic design, technology and theory. We are a small, English-taught, two-year full-time Master course with a multidisciplinary community and have a strong emphasis on personal contact and collaboration. Our students, faculty members and guests come, among others, from the USA, France, Serbia, Italy, Austria, Pakistan, Turkey, and our 24/7 studio facilities allow you to make our school your workplace.

We offer a challenging programme with trimestrial thematic projects, theoretical discussions and technical sessions. Next to studying networked media through practice and theoretical research, you will share select courses and group critiques with Lens-based Media staff and students. This other specialisation within the Master Media Design & Communication programme, explores the potential of digital lens-based imagery. Parallel to group learning, students also receive strong tutorial support through weekly individual meetings with staff and guests.

Whether you are a graphic designer wanting to develop your digital media practice more thoroughly, an audiovisual artist interested in a more informed and self-made media practice, an architect interested in media as systems that impose social possibilities and constraints, a media activist wanting to develop both practical and theoretical tools of intervention, a computer and electronics experimenter wanting to sharpen her or his artistic concepts, a media artist/designer looking for research-oriented study in an international community of peers - this is what our programme makes possible.

Free & Open Source / Thematic Projects / Staff / Guest Lecturers
Free and Open Source Software:
Our Master program strives for the creation of media, instead of creating with off-the-shelf and out-of-the-box technology. This is why Free and Open Source Software are an important aspect of our course, philosophically and technologically.

Thematic Projects:
For an overview of some of our most recent Thematic Projects see: http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media/category/study-programme/thematic-projects/

Renee Turner: Course Director, member of De Geuzen, MFA (University of Arizona), MA in Creative Writing and New Media (De Montfort University), Laureate in Theory, Jan Van Eyck Academie
Aymeric Mansoux: Core Tutor/Co-supervisor, artist and software developer, Puredyne GNU/Linux, make art festival, FLOSS+Art, MFA (Ecole Europeenne Superieure and de l'Image, Poitiers), MA Digital Arts (Universite de Poitiers et La Rochelle)
Michael Murtaugh: Core Tutor/Prototyping (Master from the MIT Media Lab, USA), interaction designer, Active Archives, member of Constant (BE)
Steve Rushton: Writing Tutor, founding member of Signal:Noise - a cross-disciplinary research project exploring the influence of cybernetics and feedback
Stock: Technical Tutorial Support, hardware guru, formerly V2_ labs, Mr. Stock Interfaces
Brigit "Evo" Lichtenegger: Systems Administrator/Technical Tutorial Support, interactive artist
Leslie Robbins: Project Coordinator, MFA (HdK Berlin), artist and member of artist initiatives Duende and Occupying Space

Selection of previous guest lecturers and thematic project tutors:
Arie Altena, Inke Arns, Aram Bartholl, Mez Breeze, Michel Chevalier, Theo Deutinger , Rod Dickinson , De Geuzen, Andreas Leo Findeisen, Daniel Gross + Joris Maltha, Rui Guerra, Seda Guerses, Christoph Haag, jodi, jaromil, Dmytri Kleiner, Olia Lialina, Nicolas Maleve, Luna Maurer, Metahaven, Mirko Tobias Schaefer, Edward Shanken, Lukas Simonis, Femke Snelting, Michelle Teran, Jon Thomson + Alison Craighead, Roel Wouters, Danja Vasiliev + Gordan Savicic / moddr_

Deadlines / Tuition Fees / Applications / Contact
European students who will receive their Bachelor degrees in summer 2011 can already apply now. The next deadline for non-EU students is May 1st 2012.

For EU/EEA students, (who have applied for their first master course in the Netherlands) the annual tuition fee for the full-time course in 2011/12 is 1713 Euro.

For application forms, application criteria and further information on our curriculum or public programme, please see http://pzwart.wdka.nl/networked-media/category/apply/application/

For further questions contact Leslie Robbins: l.j.drost-robbins -at- hro.nl