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Student watching a large projection of video performance art.
View of Time-Based Art Practice: Expanded Cinema course session, 2023.

The Time-Based + Media Art concentration focuses on art practices that use time as a medium of expression, engaging in digital, electronic, acoustic, cinematic, and performance-based methods.

Students learn how to create works in video, digital film, sound art, animation, performance, media-based installation, and other hybrid forms of digital and media technologies.


Intro to Time Based courses are required in order to take more advanced Art Practice courses in the Time Based + Media Art concentration, such as Expanded Cinema, Sonic Environments, and Mediated Performance. A range of area electives focus on media histories, as well as production and post-production of media projects, and include Affective Stills + The Moving Image and Lost in Space: Media Art and Immersive Environments, among others.

Consulting sessions and critiques offer additional support for students and area faculty, supporting the creation of media-based artworks using various technologies.


The Media Studio in Weil Hall is the home of the Time Based + Media Art concentration. The Media Studio is a teaching space where area classes, lectures and critiques take place. Additionally, the Media Studio provides equipment to support enrolled students and area faculty in creating media works using a variety of software as well as analog, electronic, and mechanical applications.

Area faculty, the area technician, and monitors offer consulting sessions and lab hours to provide additional support. The Time-Based + Media Art area also sponsors guest lectures, conversations, film screenings, and live performances.