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The MFA in art with a concentration in digital technology combines technological and artistic goals and is designed for students with skills and experience in both realms.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate accomplishments in art and technology, particularly in having developed new digital technology for the arts. Coursework will be required in both the School of Art and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. The School of Art offers graduate-level courses in digital audio, video, photography, printing, compositing, interactive sculpture and rapid prototyping. Graduate courses offered by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering focus on topics such as interactive media methodology and theory, sensing and understanding activity, perception and cognition for artists and designers, advanced programming, interaction design for media installations, and digital and physical fabrication.
The program is offered by the School of Art in collaboration with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.
Graduate credit is subject to committee approval and includes:
36 graduate studio credit hours in the major areas of concentration of which 18 credit hours are ART studio classes and 18 credit hours are graduate-level courses in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering
six credit hours of ART 621 Seminar
six credit hours of graduate-level art history
six credit hours of ART 680 Practicum and six credit hours of AME 593 Applied Project, leading either to a final exhibition or an applied project
Admission is a two-step process. Although applicants fill out one application through the online Graduate Education application process, they must be admitted into the MFA program and Graduate Education.
Applications must include the following components:
*All of the instructions for letters of recommendation must be followed when submitting with the application to Graduate Education.
Applications for the digital technology concentration program must also include:
The method for submission is online via SLIDEROOM: https://asuherberger.slideroom.com. Applicants may upload images (.jpg), video (.mov, .wmv, .fly), music (.mp3) or PDF documents. Please see the program website for application deadlines.
Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.