The Media, Society, and the Arts BA Program

In the media, society, and the arts program, students learn how to combine cultural theory, critical cultural production, and do-it-yourself (DIY) aesthetics to explore the roles that media technologies and the arts play in everyday life. Creative practices are approached historically and ethnographically, and considered within their rich cultural, geographic, and political economic contexts. This includes students’ own low-cost, open-ended, and tactical DIY productions, such as mashup advertisements, sound installations, and performance art—practices of experimentation, protest, and speculation that engage contemporary social concerns.

Media, Society, and the Arts Faculty (Board of Study)
Mary Kosut, PhD, New School University
Shaka McGlotten, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Jason A. Pine, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Lorraine Plourde, PhD, Columbia University

Contributing Faculty (School of Natural and Social Sciences):
Ahmed Afzal: Anthropology
Rudolf Gaudio: Anthropology

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