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<nettime-ann> [job] Master in Art and New Technologies - UEM Madrid

Master in Art and New Technologies
Theory and practice in Electronic Art and Digital Creation.
European University of Madrid

The Master in Art and New Technologies at the European University of
aims to provide an education for artists and other creative professionals
the area of new media. It attempts to concentrate on the application of
interactive systems, multimedia and networks to artistic projects, while
also focusing on analysis and criticism of these systems in current
production. This course focuses especially on the relationships between
and Science and is based on a combination of theory and practice in the
fields of electronic art and digital creation.

It is designed to be of interest to graduates in Fine Art, Computing,
Engineering, Audiovisual Communication and Architecture and
with training and relevant experience in these areas.

The course will place special emphasis on theory and practice relating
two areas:

- Networks: Internet ( and creation of web pages).
- Interactive Systems: Development of graphic and physical interfaces
(electronic systems and sensors).


I. General theory of electronic art (90 hours).

o History of the media and of electronic creation.
o Aesthetic theory and multimedia environments.
o Theories of the interface and Interactivity.
o Principal tendencies in digital design.
o Theory and methodology relating to criticism of digital arts.
o Artistic practices and new forms of activism.
o Relationships between artistic debates and scientific theory.
o Introduction to free software GNU-LINUX.

II. Practical Classes in digital multimedia creation (180 hours).

A) Networks: Internet (90 hours):

- Web page production and graphic interface design programs.
- Macromedia Dreamweaver
- Macromedia Flash
- Audio and video for Internet
- Introduction to programming: HTML and ActionScript

B) Interactive systems: Development of graphic and physical interface

- Electronic systems and sensors.
- Programs
- Macromedia Director
- Pure Data
- Max/MSP/Jitter
- Introduction to programming: Lingo
- Augmented Reality.

The contents of both these areas will be inter-related on a project

III. Participation in events outside the University (30 hours

In order to foster contacts with the professional cultural world,
attendance or active participation at events outside the university will

IV. Tutored development of projects (200 hours of personal work).

V. Personal study with monitor support (minimum 150 hours).

Course Duration and Timetable

The master lasts eight months, from 19th of October to June 2006, and
follows an evening timetable, three days per week (Wednesday, Thursday
Friday, from 3,30 p.m. to 7,30 p.m.). The submission of principal
takes place at the end of February and at the end of June, at the end of
course. One more opportunity is offered to submit, for those who have
done so earlier, at the end of July.

Occasionally, particular talks, workshops or visits to other
may take place on Monday or Tuesday.

In addition, complementary educational and instructive activities may be
programmed outside the core timetable.

Location: The digital labs in the European University of Madrid,
Villaviciosa de =D3d=F3n Campus, (Madrid)Spain.

More info in and contact:

Tel: 34 - 902 361 301

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