This website is for anyone interested in primary source materials related to Intermedia.
This site aims to gather and archive a wide variety of materials associated with the historical developments of Intermedia and related explorations in the arts from the beginning of the twentieth century up to the present. This contains artists’ writings, manifestos, theoretical writings, historic media and documents of all types.
This website is maintained by the class NMD 501, Histories and Theories of Intermedia.
This class is one of two foundational classes, (NMD 500 Creative Concept Development and NMD 501 Histories and Theories of Intermedia) required as part of the first year foundation courses for the University of Maine MFA in Intermedia. NMD 501 Histories and Theories of Intermedia will consider the historical varieties of explorations in the arts from the beginning of the twentieth century up to the present that can be seen as central in the formation of the conceptual frames and physical practice of the concept of Intermedia. Intermedia, a term developed in the mid-sixties by artist Dick Higgins, has been used to describe the interdisciplinary activities that were occurring between different media forms or genres of artistic practice. Starting from Higgins own writings this class will survey the historical, critical and theoretical writings of a range of artists and historians who have addressed issues and forms related to interdisciplinary experimental creative practice in the arts.
Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia
The three-year MFA degree in Intermedia (60 credits) provides graduate students with the opportunity to engage in innovative, creative and theoretical work in a flexible program that encourages individual development within an interdisciplinary context. Students will develop diverse skills grounded in methodologies from many disciplines that foster innovative, analytic, and speculative thinking necessary for innovative production and creative thinking in Intermedia.
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