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Time-Based Art

The Bachelors of Art in Art & Design with an emphasis in Time-Based Art fosters creative exploration in the production of durational media–instead of static art objects–including digital video, animation, installation, interactivity, and sound design. Students can travel to the Atacama desert in South America to participate in the area’s summer field course, Space: Atacama. A Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Time-Based Media is also available for study. 

This unique adventure art course takes students into the remote, northern desert region of Chile to investigate themes of perception, space, positioning, self-awareness, and environmental appreciation, bringing a host of multimedia tools and strategies to bear upon this investigation. Additionally, the area hosts the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival that celebrates exceptional, compelling, and innovative works in film, experimental video and animation. Time-Based Art students are encouraged to submit their films for consideration.