The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Film & Digital Media Ph.D. at University of California Santa Cruz

Film & Digital Media Ph.D. at University of California Santa Cruz

The Film & Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa
Cruz welcomes applications to its Ph.D. program. We seek applicants who
challenge the boundaries of critical studies and media production. Online
applications for the incoming class of September 2011 are welcomed from
October 1, 2010 through December 2, 2010.

Using critical practice as a fundamental approach, projects can employ a
diverse set of methods including those of cultural dissent, cultural
studies, documentary, ethnography, feminist studies, historiography, media
cultures, narrative, platform studies, psychoanalysis, queer epistemology,
the reinvention of the archive, reverse anthropology, science studies,
software studies, transnational and postcolonial studies.

Research within the program spans a large number of topics including
avant-garde and experimental film and video; silent and classical cinema;
digital, electronic, and new media; documentary; gender and sexuality;
international cinema; participatory culture; public media art; race,
ethnicity, nationality, colonialism and their intersections.

The flexibility of the program allows students to work closely with their
advisers and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized
course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.

Core Faculty:
Lawrence Andrews, Sharon Daniel, Irene Gustafson, Eli Hollander, L.S. Kim,
Peter Limbrick, Chip Lord, Irene Lusztig, Margaret Morse, Soraya Murray,
Warren Sack, Shelley Stamp, Gustavo Vazquez, Yiman Wang.


For information on the program, faculty, and application requirements, please visit:

For additional questions, contact Abby Young, Graduate Program Coordinator,

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