Computer Science (Art, Media and Engineering), PhD

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The PhD program in computer science with a concentration in arts, media and engineering emphasizes research on the integration of the human physical experience with computation and digital media. Arts, media and engineering researchers produce experiential media systems and models that assist the disadvantaged, empower creativity, enhance scientific discovery, evolve human ability, facilitate learning, and improve quality of life. Within these application areas, researchers explore experiential construction, interaction and feedback, knowledge creation, sensing, perception and modeling.

The purpose of the arts, media and engineering concentration is to train hybrid engineering-arts graduates who get their inspiration from the arts and their methodology from computer science and engineering. Students will specialize in transdisciplinary media development. More information about arts, media and engineering can be found at

Program offered

Computer Science (Art, Media and Engineering), PhD

Offered by
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

Required Core Areas (15 credit hours)
architecture and networked systems (3)
data and information systems (3)
foundations of computation and algorithms (3)
intelligent and interactive systems (3)
software and information assurance (3)

Depth (6 credit hours)
six additional credit hours in one core area (6)

Concentration (18 credit hours)

Electives (15 credit hours)

Research (18 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (12 credit hours)
CSE 799 Dissertation (12)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for the list of courses approved for each core area. Courses that are used to satisfy the core area requirement cannot be used to satisfy the concentration requirement or other requirements.

Students choose courses for the arts, media and engineering concentration in consultation with their graduate advisor. Up to 18 credit hours of CSE 590 and CSE 790 are allowed on the plan of study. Additional restrictions may apply to electives course selection.

When approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College, 30 credit hours from a previously awarded master's degree are allowed to be used for this degree.

A maximum of six credit hours of 400-level coursework may be applied to the plan of study.

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