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Art and Technology Studies

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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24 months
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1730 USD/credit
1730 USD/credit
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About

Faculty and students in the Art and Technology Studies department from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are pioneers and innovators who not only create new aesthetic experiences, they invent the very tools and processes needed for their realization.

Overview

ATS students create and manipulate objects, images, sound, text,
 music, voice, light and movement with custom-written software, newly fabricated materials, unconventional processes, and new methods of integrating other technologies—in addition to traditional fabrication techniques. They may study virtual reality, mixed and augmented reality, mobile applications, kinetics and robotics, networked objects, wearables, and soft computing, bioart, data-driven live performance, digital sound, neon, holography, light arts, light performance, performative sculptural objects, and game spaces and environments. Students also have the opportunity to study the history and theory of art and technology.

In the Art and Technology Studies department, new technologies are invented, subverted, hacked, questioned, co-opted, demystified, hybridized, and shared. In addition to selecting and working closely with graduate advisors in Graduate Projects, students in the Art and Technology Studies department may take graduate courses on topics relevant to the discipline. Recent examples include: Art and Biotechnology, Performing Interactivity, Experimental Media, Creative Coding, Grad Critique Seminar, and Philosophy of Technology. Department courses provide opportunities for the study of virtual reality, mixed and augmented reality, games, bio art, kinetics, pneumatics, electronics, olfactory art, wearables, soft computing, data-driven live performance, digital sound, neon, coding, holography, and retro media.

The department offers a number of jobs for graduate students which include the following:

  • Departmental Assistants
  • Lab Technicians
  • Techroom Technicians
  • Teaching Assistants (TAs)
  • Special Project Positions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanisms, Movement & Meaning 
  • Art and Technology Practices 
  • Neon Techniques 
  • Light Experiments 
  • Analog Electronics 
  • Olfactory Art 
  • Hacking the Object 
  • Alternative Image Capture 
  • Electronic Writing 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee: 90$ (Application fees will be discounted by 50% through December 1.)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • ePortfolio
  • Interviews
  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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