Media Arts - Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) - Media Arts

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 72

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • The Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts is a three-year program committed to the growth of storytellers, artists and designers who are working in one or more areas of the digital media arts. These include: documentary and fiction filmmaking, game construction, digital design, sonic art, animation, interactivity and installation work.

  • Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment. Students expand on skill sets they already have while adding new ones. They work on individual projects and collaborate with others. They work to bring a deep foundation of research to their practices as they develop their unique point-of-view and creative voice.

  • The entire program requires the building of a portfolio that includes artistic and academic work assuring that each student is prepared to leave school and enter the professional world of media in the 21st century.

  • Students work on an individual “studio” project each semester, meeting one-on-one with professors, participating in group critique with peers, and refining skills. Simultaneously, students take core classes with their cohort. They also construct a path to other classes within the Art and Media Arts programs and across campus to support their technical and research development.

Summary

Graduate Studio

16

Core Research

14

Media Practicum

16

Final Portfolio

26

Total Hours

72


Classes to be Completed (substitutions allowed based on research needs

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 578

Graduate Studio

16

MART 688

Media Practicum

16

MART 601

Final Portfolio Research

3

MART 687

Final Portfolio I

11

MART 699

Final Portfolio II

12

Total Hours

58

Minimum Required Grade: C

Core Research

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 500 - Semester 1

Core Research: Digital Technology in the Arts

4

MART 510 - Semester 2

Core Research: Narrativity and Experiments in Media

4

ARTZ 507 - Semester 3

Beyond Art School

3

ARTZ 506 - Semester 4

Graduate Pedagogy

3

Total Hours

14

Minimum Required Grade: C