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36 months
1503 USD/credit
1503 USD/credit
461 USD/credit
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The Intermedia program of The University of Maine is an interdisciplinary program committed to arts based research, creative experimental investigations, and diverse media engagement.


The Intermedia program of The University of Maine is focused on the development and production in hybrid forms of art such as time-based media, digital and video art, installation, performance art, artists’ books and multiples, community-based social art practices, conceptual art, net art, generative art forms (algorithmic art forms), and other new forms that the students may generate from their own intermedial explorations. These new forms are however, not without grounding in, or connections to, traditional art forms in music, writing, performance studies, media studies, and the visual arts. 

The term intermedia was introduced into contemporary art in 1966 by the artist, theorist, writer and founding member of the Fluxus group, Dick Higgins. His interest was to recognize the many new forms of art that were emerging in the 1960s, but to also to suggest a new way of making and thinking about art and creativity. The Intermedia MFA Program not only recognizes Higgins foundational role, but seeks to continue to support diversity in the arts, experimental modes of thinking and contemporary forms of creativity that engage with and reflect social, cultural and political concerns.

Intermedia Elements

Intermedia should also be seen as part of a process of creative innovation and question forming that spans the 20th century and now into the 21st century; from Dada and Marcel Duchamp, through John Cage and the Zen influenced arts of the 1950s into the variety of new forms and movements of the 1960s and 70s such as Happenings, Fluxus, Conceptual art, earth art, artists’ books, performance art, video art and may others and into the forms of relations art and social practices of today. In all of these historic forms, in much contemporary work, as well as in the Intermedia Program itself, there can be discerned three formative questions:

  • What are the materials of art?
  • What is the relationship between the artist/work and the audience?
  • What are the processes of manipulation/creation available to the artist?

It is these questions that the MFA Program helps students answer for themselves as the develop their practices as professional creative producers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Concept Development
  • Histories and Theories of Intermedia
  • Topics in Media Production
  • Topics in Technical Development
  • Topics in Intermedia Theory / History
  • Research Studio I: Critical Research Methods for Creative Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of upper-division coursework
  • Graduate School Application and Fee
  • Creative Statement / Essay
  • Resume / CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all post secondary schooling
  • Portfolio of creative work / research

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    461 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 461 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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