Fall

Wintersession

Spring

1st year

2nd year


D+M's core curriculum includes a three semester studio/seminar sequence, two seminars on the theory and history of media art and a thesis project at the end of the second year.

Core Studio + Seminar

Studio Seminar 1, 2, 3

Fall, Spring
  • Shona Kitchen
  • Alyson Ogasian
  • Mark Cetilia
  • Stephen Cooke

This combined studio and seminar forum supports Digital + Media students as they research and develop the theoretical, social, material, technical, and contextual aspects of their emergent arts practices.

Thesis Project

Spring
  • Shona Kitchen
  • Aly Ogasian
  • Mark Cetilia
  • Stephen Cooke

This course supports the practical, conceptual, theoretical and historical development of the M.F.A. thesis exhibition.

Media Perspectives

Fall
  • Vivian Charlesworth

In this historical survey, we analyze the aesthetic conventions, narratives, and formats of works in new media.

Critical Theory + Artistic Research in Context

Spring
  • Nora Khan

Digital + Media Theory develops student’s ability to contextualize and interrogate their own work and practice within a larger cultural lineage.

Writing

Fall
  • Nora Khan

This studio course is comprised of intensive writing sessions, group critiques, and one-on-one meetings designed to support each student in assembling a comprehensive written work.

Research Studios are facilitated by top practitioners in the field, and foster an environment for interdisciplinary exploration of art and technology in context around a core theme, enabling individual inquiry and high-level collaboration. Participants engage in current dialogues and methodologies of practice directed toward meaningful impact in social and environmental realities and potential realities.

Research Studios

Technological Landscapes

Fall, Spring
  • Alyson Ogasian
  • Shona Kitchen

Technological Landscapes is an experimental, interdisciplinary research group focusing on the intersection of place, landscape and technology.

Sonic Practices

Fall, Spring
  • Andrea Pensado
  • Mark Cetilia

Sonic Practices is a graduate-level research group focused on acoustic, electronic, and/or computer-based means of sound production and reception.

Networked Realities

Fall, Spring
  • Louis-Charles Tiar
  • Maralie Armstrong

This research studio attempts to fuse the social sciences, network theory, and the seemingly limitless possibilities of server, web and interface programming.

Electives offered within Digital + Media typically take the form of studio courses that support the development of technical skills and conceptual integrity. General Electives may be run solely through Digital + Media or may be cross-listed with another collaborating department at RISD.

Electives

Performing Post-internet

Fall
  • Edek Sher

This interdisciplinary studio course explores the critical perspectives of internet-based performance art.

Magic, Mysticism, and Digital Technology

Fall
  • Maralie Armstrong

In this course we will create performance works utilizing audio, digital video, and/or installation to spark the spiritual mind.

Immersive Spaces

Fall
  • Mattia Casalegno

Using technologies ranging from the intimacy of handheld devices to the monumental scale of a building façade, in this class we will learn to activate the space through multimedia content and relational strategies.

Of Sound and Vision

Wintersession
  • Mark Cetilia

This intensive studio course investigates computational approaches to generating sound and image in real time

During wintersession, D+M graduate students are invited to design studio electives open to the entire student body in which “the digital” is both the means and the ends of inquiry.

Wintersession

Blood In The Louvre, Butt In Vimeo

Wintersession
  • Jen Chung
  • June Yoon

This studio course explores dark humor within artistic context throughout history to understand its role and potential within artistic practice.

Body 2.0

Wintersession
  • Iris Li
  • Alyzeh Rizvi

This interdisciplinary course encourages students to reimagine the future human body.

Future Mind

Wintersession
  • Kevin Hubbard

Practical transdisciplinary research and artistic methodology for a troubling digital age of information over-saturation and despair.

Multisensory Practices

Wintersession
  • Gonzalo Nunez Galetto

A studio-lab context to explore modes of integrating alternative sensory modalities in artworks.

Origin Story

Wintersession
  • Elise Stephens

In this class we will explore our own origin stories while examining and questioning mid-career contemporary artists and theorists who address issues related to personal narrative in art.