Call for Applications: Graduate Programs in Media+Art+Performance, University of Regina


Left: Mohadese Movahed, Exile, 95x85cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Right: Margaret Orr, Air, painted ceramic, 2019

Call for Applications:
Graduate Programs in Media+Art+Performance,
University of Regina

Where Makers Meet!
Accepting Fall 2020 applications – January 15, 2020 deadline.

MFA/MA – Interdisciplinary Studies
MFA/MA – Media Production and Media Studies
MMus/MA – Master of Music and Music
MFA – Visual Arts
MFA/MA- Special Case – Theatre
NEW Interdisciplinary PHD in Media and Artistic Research (thesis, hybrid and practice-based streams)

The Faculty of Media+Art+Performance explores contemporary media, art and performance practices, within historical and theoretical contexts, in innovative and dynamic ways.Graduate programs offer core theoretical seminars, intensive hands on practices, and diverse courses taught by experienced faculty to facilitate individualized study programs. Research projects led by instructors provide training opportunities and funding. Support is also available through Graduate Studies Scholarships, Teaching Assistantships, and Graduate Student Assistantships. Our funded research initiatives include the Interactive Media and Performance (IMP) Labs, Regina Improvisation Studies Centre (RISC), and the VOICE Lab). We host an Artist-in-Residency in Socially Engaged Practice, in which visiting artists interact with students to develop professional skills and networks. Our Creative Technology Makerspace is a vibrant lab for community interaction. Our studios and theatres are first class. Regina is home to dynamic public galleries, artist run centres, extensive ceramics studios, private galleries, screening facilities, and exhibition and performance spaces, many of which provide graduate level professional placements. We offer travel grants for professional training and dissemination.

The MFA in Visual Arts focuses on studio art production in and across mediums, and its contextualization within contemporary practice and critical discourse. The degree culminates with a curated solo exhibition preparing students for careers as professional artists. Faculty expertise supports ceramics, drawing, painting, photo media, print media, sculpture, extended media practices, the histories of collecting, curating and museum studies, Indigenous art, art history, contemporary arts and theory. Our students work in spacious shared studios and have access to extensive production equipment and resources, including metal casting and welding facilities, kilns, archival digital printers, 3D printing, a wood shop and UV silkscreen printing, etching, lithography and letterpress in a non-toxic environment.

The Department of Film teaches film and digital media in an interdisciplinary environment, preparing students to realize their paths as film and media artists, critics, historians, educators, curators and craftspeople. At the graduate level, we offer the MFA in Media Production and the MA in Media Studies, taught by faculty actively engaged in innovative creative and scholarly projects. Graduates have gone on to award winning careers across Canada and internationally. They work as independent filmmakers and producers, directors, screenwriters, editors, and cinematographers in series television and on national and international fiction, documentary and animation productions. Our grads have careers as festival programmers, researchers, archivists and educators. Film has 4K and HD video cameras, 16mm film cameras, a production studio, digital editing suites, audio post-production facilities and a photography darkroom.

New technologies, markets, and research methodologies require inventive approaches that respond to individual circumstances. Combining community and social engagement with diverse arts practices, Indigenous arts with curatorial theory, media studies with electronic music, performance-based practice with visual arts, bringing together creative technologies, or exploring new directions in culture and display in institutional settings —these are some of the ways our Interdisciplinary Studies graduates have formulated thesis-based or practice-based graduate projects into new careers. The Faculty of Media+Art+Performance collaborates with other faculty members from across the University in our Interdisciplinary Studies MFA, one-year MA programs and new PhD in Media and Artistic Research. We offer a unique and funded research stream in Indigenous curation situated at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

The Theatre Department offers students the opportunity to work with experienced professionals in two state-of-the-art theatres, movement and rehearsal studios, design and CAD labs, and costume and carpentry shops. Students who have graduated with MFA degrees have explored directing, playwriting and dramaturgy, going on to achieve professional careers in their fields. We also participate actively in graduating students through Special Case MFAs and the Interdisciplinary Studies program where students have, for example, investigated intercultural dramaturgy and performance, playwriting; walking as performance; critical costume and gender; scenography; installation and performance; queer performativity; disability theatre; ethnographic performance and arts administration.

Opportunities for master’s-level study in Music include: 1) Traditionally oriented programs, such as the MMus with concentration in one of Performance, Conducting or Composition and the MA in the areas of Musicology or Music Theory; and 2) Music combined with the Interdisciplinary MFA explores two or more of: creative technologies; music composition for multimedia; musicology; socially engaged performance practice; improvisation; and interdisciplinary approaches to solo performance or conducting.

MAP offers funding to incoming MA, MFA and PhD applicants with 80% GPA and innovative portfolios. We support applications to Canada’s Tri-Council funding agencies, particularly SSHRC. Scholarships are available for extranormal and Indigenous students.

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RC 269 Riddell Centre, University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2
Phone: 306-585-5557

We are Fully Accessible
The venue includes all of these features:
a) a level entrance or ramp access to enter
b) an accessible washroom
c) wide and unobstructed pathways within the interior
d) an elevator to access multiple levels
e) automatic doors at the entrance
f) accessible parking nearby.