Monday, March 30, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Fwd: CEMA call for admissions

The Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) at the Srishti School
of Art Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) seeks artists, hackers,
writers, engineers and scientists of all variations to enroll in the
advanced diploma in Experimental Media Arts.  Students will join the
CEMA lab for 2.5 years and work with artists in residence and Srishti
faculty on collaborative and individualized transdisplinary research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the beginning of
the semester.

The fall semester begins in Bangalore, in July.
For more information about the lab and the advanced diploma visit:
Prospective students can find out how to apply here: http://

Questions should be directed to



Q: What kind of undergraduate (UG) degree do I need?

Students who have completed a degree in the Arts, Architecture,
Science, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences or Business
are eligible for entry. If the candidate has not completed a UG, 2-4
years of professional experience may be considered as an equivalent
to UG. All others are considered on a case by case basis. There is no
age requirement for entry into the program. The requirements for
applying to the program are:
1. an application form with personal statement
2. A portfolio of work and / or writings.
Appropriate candidates will be invited for a personal interview.

Q: What type of students do you accept?

Successful candidates for the Advanced Diploma in Experimental Media
Arts will have a variety of interests and accomplishments. We do not
expect all candidates to have formal training in the visual or media
arts, but candidates should express an interest in creatively
engaging topics using experimental media arts as a medium of
investigation. In the past students have arrived at the lab and begun
work in areas such as Physical Computing, Bio-Arts, Participatory
Design, and Tactical Media. Successful candidates demonstrate
combinations of curiosity, self-direction, open-mindedness and maturity.

Q: What should be in my portfolio?

Candidates for entry into the CEMA advanced diploma may have a
variety of achievements in art and non-art background. Although not
all candidates will have a proper visual art portfolio we require a
portfolio of work or accomplishments. This portfolio may include
anything from published scientific papers to poetry, blogs or
documentation of political activism. We know that candidates have a
variety of interests and backgrounds and the portfolio is an
opportunity to share those with the selection committee.

Q: Are international students allowed to apply?

Yes. Srishti is an international institution. All course work at
Srishti is conducted in English. We have many students, faculty and
visitors from around the world. If you are not from India and have
questions about studying and living in India please contact us by
email and we will be happy to answer your questions.


Q: What will I learn at the lab?

It is expected that students in the Advanced Diploma in Experimental
Media Art will:

produce creative work | bring their work to the world through
exhibition and distribution | develop collaborative strategies for a
variety of situations | increase their global network of individuals
and organizations through internships and participation in e-
communities | engage with local organizations and communities in and
around Bangalore | engage in critical reflection of their work and
the work of their peers | articulate verbally and in text the social,
political, and technological implications of their creative work |
develop an ethical framework for their creative work

Q: How much does the program cost?

The program fees are 125,000 rp. a year. [US$ 3,150] [Euro: 2,170]

Q: Where is the lab located?

The CEMA lab is a part of the Srishti School of Art, Design and
Technology located in Bangalore, India.The School is in the Yelehanka
(New Town) neighborhood, very close to the new International Airport.
The 2.5 year program is an in-residence program, although there are
opportunities for travel to conferences in India and internationally,
and it is expected that students take international internships or
shows during the summer break.

Centre for Experimental Media Arts [Bangalore, India]

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