CalArts has created a new program to be mate art and technology but this one is less about embracing new technology in making art than it is about how the technology fits within the history of art:
[T]he plan is to interweave the making of art very closely with the critical thinking that goes into art theory, so that graduates will not only know what they’re doing, but also how it fits into the world of ideas about art and society. The Center for Integrated Media, which has five faculty members, will continue offering courses to students in all branches of CalArts who want to use technology in their work on theater, music or whatever else. That extra course work doesn’t earn them an art and technology degree, but rather a credential to go with their regular degree in art, dance, theater, music, film and video or critical studies.
The new art-and-tech degree program aims to admit its first four students in the fall of 2010, and eventually expand each incoming class to 10 students. Prospective applicants probably should have some credibility in the works-well-with-others department, because the first year calls for a collaborative project created by the entire class; year two is an independent project.
CalArts to Launch New Art and Technology Degree Program (Culture Monster)