The New Media Collaborative is a project initiated by the Hartford Art School Media Arts Department and The Hartt School Composition Department, under the direction of Professors Gene Gort and Ken Steen. It is an ongoing project that links students across colleges and disciplines using a website as a portal for sharing media files, with the intent of fostering collaboration for media projects and a repository for documentation of student work.
It can be found at: http://uhavax.hartford.edu/nmc.
The Black Maria, one of the longest-established media festivals in the country, showcases new and innovative work produced internationally by experimental, independent media artists and producers. The School has sponsored this traveling venue since 1989. The Hartford Art School is one of more than 55 host institutions nationwide, including museums, galleries, libraries, and universities. John Columbus, co-founder and festival director, is a graduate of the Hartford Art School.
At the conclusion of each semester, students from the Media Arts Department present their work to the University community at a public event. Works showcased range from introductory level to senior thesis projects as single-channel videotapes, performances, web projects, and media installations in the MediaBoxes.