The University of California Santa Cruz's Film & Digital Media Department have introduced a new Ph.D. in Critical Practice of Film and Digital Media. They are welcoming applications for admission to their inaugural 2010 class and the deadline is January 15, 2010. Information about the program below originally from the post to Rhizome's Announce section:
The program will house creative practice and theoretical knowledge as related forms of intellectual work and provide the underpinnings for students to realize a wide range of possible projects employing a diverse set of methods including those of cultural dissent, cultural studies, documentary, ethnography, feminist studies, historiography, media cultures, narrative, platform studies, psychoanalysis, queer epistemology, the reinvention of the archive, reverse anthropology, science studies, software studies, transnational and postcolonial studies.
Research within the program will span a large number of topics including avant-garde and experimental film and video; silent and classical cinema; digital, electronic, and new media; documentary; gender and sexuality; international cinema; participatory culture; public media art; race, ethnicity, nationality, colonialism and their intersections.
The flexibility of the program allows students to work closely with their advisers and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.
More information and an application available here.