Media art academy programs

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  • Bauhaus, existed in three German cities (Weimar from 1919 to 1925, Dessau from 1925 to 1932 and Berlin from 1932 to 1933), under three different architect-directors: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1927, Hannes Meyer from 1927 to 1930 and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 to 1933, when the school was closed by the Nazi regime. When der Rohe took over the school in 1930, he transformed it into a private school, and would not allow any supporters of Meyer to attend it.
  • VKhUTEMAS, Russian architectural avant-garde school 1920-1930 in Moscow. Together with the French rationalism, German and Dutch functionalism it is a turning point in the historical development of the world architectural process.
  • School of Arts and Crafts, Bratislava, led by Josef Vydra, 1928-39.
  • Műhely, (lit. "workshop"), 1920s?-1938 in Budapest. Sándor Bortnyik, Hungarian painter and graphic designer, moved to Weimar in 1922 and was connected to the Bauhaus. When he moved back to Hungary he founded an art school in Budapest, where he followed Bauhaus principles. [1]
  • Black Mountain College, 1933-1957, near Asheville, North Carolina. Founded by John Andrew Rice, Theodore Dreier and other former faculty of Rollins College, Black Mountain was experimental by nature and committed to an interdisciplinary approach, attracting a faculty which included many visual artists, poets, and designers. [2]
  • New Bauhaus, since 1937, Chicago. Moholy-Nagy left Germany via Britain and founded the New Bauhaus school under the sponsorship of industrialist and philanthropist Walter Paepcke. In 1944, this became the Institute of Design, and in 1949 it became part of the new Illinois Institute of Technology university system. [3]
  • John Cage's Experimental Composition classes from 1957 to 1959 at the New School for Social Research have become legendary as an American source of Fluxus, the international network of artists, composers, and designers. The majority of his students had little or no background in music, most of whom were artists. His students included Jackson Mac Low, Allan Kaprow, Al Hansen, George Brecht, Alice Denham and Dick Higgins, as well as the numerous artists he invited to attend his classes unofficially. Several famous pieces came from these classes: George Brecht's Time Table Music, and Alice Denham's 48 Seconds.
  • Oskar Hansen's Open Form in 1950s-60s and Kowalski's studio.

Early media/art programs and courses[edit]

  • 1972- Department of Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The program was started as an experimental film and media laboratory and operated under the direction of the founder Gerald O'Grady and artists like Tony Conrad, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and Hollis Frampton.
  • 1976/77 independent art course is conducted by Miklós Erdély and Dóra Maurer, at the Ganz Cultural House Budapest, in which the participants have access to video.
  • Moscow and St Petersburg, 1984: As critic Anna Lawton pointed out, the followers of Parallel Cinema regarded their films as experimental workshops intended to bring about cinema´s aesthetic rejuvenation.
  • 1986 In addition to the experimental establishment of a video course at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts Budapest, a postgraduate video department is established at the Loránd Eötvös University of Art and Sciences (ELTE). The earlier video courses are supplemented by university level video education.
  • Institute of Sonology KONCON The Hague, *1986
  • 1989, The Academy of Applied Arts Budapest graduates its first class in video.
  • Academy of Media Arts Cologne, *1990
  • 1990, The Intermedia Department is established at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, in which video training plays a role.
  • New Media AVU Prague academy program started by Michael Bielický in 1991 (until 2007).





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