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Multimedia Art

Multimedia artists are contemporary artists who use a wide range of media to communicate their art. Multimedia art includes, by definition, more than one medium, therefore multimedia artists use visual art in combination with sound art, moving images and other media. The art can take the form of installation art, found objects presented in an artistic form, or kinetic sculpture, among others.

It is important to distinguish between multimedia art and mixed media artworks. Within the visual arts, mixed media tends to refer to work that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media such as certain works of Frank Stella or Jane Frank which merge painting and sculpture, for example. A work on canvas that combines oil paint, newspaper collage, chalk, glass and ink, for example, could be called a "mixed media" work - but not multimedia. Multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media, as in creations combining visual art media with elements usually considered the proper domain of literature, drama, dance, filmmaking, or music.

Multimedia artwork also frequently engages senses other than sight, such as hearing, touch, or smell. A multimedia artwork can also move, occupy time, or develop over time, rather than remaining static as with traditional media. Another frequent trait of multimedia artworks is the use of advanced technology, such as electronic or computer-generated sound, video, animation, and interactivity.

Certain traditional genres such as opera and film are inherently multidisciplinary or even "multimedia" in a very loose sense, since they involve drama, literature, visual art, music, dance, and costumes. Indeed, a union of the arts was exactly what Richard Wagner imagined in his ideal of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" or a "synthesis of the arts" (literally: "complete artwork").

Nevertheless, in contemporary terms, opera or even movies would not properly be considered "multimedia art." A work of multimedia art is usually mounted on a smaller scale than an opera or a movie and is typically created entirely by a single person (rather than the collaborative effort of opera or moviemaking). Multimedia works do not usually require performers. If performers are used, they are usually untrained people, as in audience members who interact with the piece, as opposed to trained singers or actors. Multimedia artwork is often presented in a curated museum or gallery setting, in which the piece is understood to be an extended form of visual art. The creator of a multimedia work of art is typically someone with a formal background in visual art.

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Matching Multimedia Art Colleges

University of Oregon
Four or more years; Public; $26,415 average out-state tuition; $7,551 average in-state tuition
Platt College-San Diego
Four or more years; Private for profit; $25,120 average out-state tuition; $25,120 average in-state tuition
Maryland Institute College of Art
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,170 average out-state tuition; $36,170 average in-state tuition
Champlain College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,350 average out-state tuition; $28,350 average in-state tuition
New England Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,525 average out-state tuition; $18,525 average in-state tuition
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Four or more years; Public; $16,374 average out-state tuition; $8,187 average in-state tuition
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Four or more years; Public; $26,400 average out-state tuition; $9,700 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Multimedia Art Majors

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Mary Baker Emerick Scholarship

University of Montana Western

Up to $2,000 January 01, 2019 See Details

Mary Baker Emerick Scholarship

University of Montana Western

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Up to $2,000

deadline

January 01, 2019
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Zinggia Art Scholarship

Zinggia

$2,000 March 02, 2019 See Details

Zinggia Art Scholarship

Zinggia

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$2,000

deadline

March 02, 2019
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Charles Beardsley Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

$1,500 February 01, 2019 See Details

Charles Beardsley Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

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$1,500

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

$1,500 February 28, 2019 See Details

Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

award

$1,500

deadline

February 28, 2019
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Florence Simon Beecher Art Talent Scholarship

Youngstown State University

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Florence Simon Beecher Art Talent Scholarship

Youngstown State University

award

$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Eric Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Eric Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

award

$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Robert Snell Scholarship

University of South Alabama

$1,000 December 01, 2018 See Details

Robert Snell Scholarship

University of South Alabama

award

$1,000

deadline

December 01, 2018
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Arts for Life! Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence in Education

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Arts for Life! Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence in Education

award

$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

$1,000 February 15, 2019 See Details

Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

award

$1,000

deadline

February 15, 2019
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Non-Traditional Career Scholarship - FHTC

Flint Hills Technical College

$500 March 01, 2019 See Details

Non-Traditional Career Scholarship - FHTC

Flint Hills Technical College

award

$500

deadline

March 01, 2019
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