Apply for the graduate study programme "New Media and Audiovisual Media Art"

Apply for NEW MEDIA AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS – New Master's Study Program by Liepaja University and RISEBA University for Business, Arts and Technology!

We are accepting submission in NEW MEDIA AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS Master's Study Program until August 17, 2018!

This year we have new collaboration with RISEBA University and RIXC Laboratory – MA programme NEW MEDIA AND AUDIOVISUAL ART, offering even broader spectrum of knowledges and skills in digital audiovisual arts, particularly focusing on AR/VR, 360-video, immersive sound, game environments, mixed reality performances, data visualization.

Ten years ago RIXC co-founded the NEW MEDIA ART education program and MPLab (Art Research Lab) in the University of Liepaja, a beautiful city on the Baltic Sea cost (200 km from Riga), and since then it has been grown amazingly. We are proud about our student local and international achievements – they continue their studies in Art Academy of Latvia, and other universities in EU and US, show their artwork internationally, they work and establish their own enterprises in cutting-edge new media fields. Currently, you are welcome to explore our student work in the exhibition – Digital Compost, in RIXC gallery, Lencu iela 2, Riga ( 

“Mind Message” by Gunta Dombrovska. “Impulses” exhibition in RISEBA Center of Architecture and Media H2O 6, 2016. Photo: RIXC

The 2-year studies are taking place in Liepaja, and in Riga, on Thursday and Friday evenings, and whole Saturday. The 1st semester takes place mainly in Riga, the 2nd – partly in Riga and Liepaja, and the 3rd – in Liepaja, while the 4th – is individual work on MA thesis, with monthly meetings in Liepaja. In both cities the students have access to the really great digital production facilities in the media laboratories of Liepaja, RISEBA and RIXC. Liepaja has built also great international network: as a part of their studies, Liepaja students also organise amazing international digital art festivals twice a year – iWeek (in November), and Sound Days (in May), and assist in organizing annual RIXC Art Science Festival and Open Fields conference in Riga(

Our teaching staff includes well known digital artists, film directors, electronic music composers, sound artists, media theorists, from Latvia, North-Europe, UK and US.

We have limited number of the state funded, FREE-OF-CHARGE, places for the students from the EU countries (up to five, with the best grades), and in addition we also accept (up to five more) students with the study fee 3000 EUR per year.

There is also an opportunity to apply for the Latvian state scholarship (check here, if you are from the country, which is eligible to receive it – )

Exhibition “data.logs” by Trihars (Kristaps Biters, Pēters Riekstiņš, Rihards Vītols) in RIXC Gallery 2, 2017.

Photo: Didzis Grodzs

Apply Now!

Document submission – is open, till August 17, 2018, if you have any questions about the submission – please contact Liepaja international coordinator: Erika Lauberga <>

Admission exams: August 20, 2018 (presentation of portfolio, and master thesis theme, can be via Skype), and additional admission will be announced on the end of August. The semester begins on the September 1st, 2018.

Contact: Prof. Rasa Smite, MA program director <>, or Anna Priedola, Head of Art Research Lab <>.

Welcome to Liepaja – join our growing digital artist community!


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