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Media, arts and sciences doctoral students train in translating, transporting and combining knowledge across disciplines for the development of innovative, experiential media systems and accompanying theoretical models. The PhD program structure includes transdisciplinary media courses through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; elective-course credits relating to the student's research interests; and substantial research and dissertation hours devoted to collaborative research within the School of Arts, Media and Engineering network. Active participation in transdisciplinary research teams allows media, arts and sciences doctoral students to gain and contribute expertise in knowledge fusion for digital media.
Arts, media and engineering alumni have pursued job opportunities in:
The requirements for this program are comprised of 39 course credit hours, which include 30 from the transdisciplinary media courses offered by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; 33 research credit hours; and 12 dissertation credit hours. All students will be required to take a minimum of two courses under each of the five constituting areas of experiential media (30 credit hours).
Please see the program website for application deadlines and admission terms.
Applicants will be required to submit:
Additionally, the statement of purpose should explain in a concise and persuasive manner how the student's educational, professional and personal experiences inform their research and creative interests as well as elaborating on any aspect of their background that supports candidacy to the School of Arts, Media and Engineering program.
Each applicant must demonstrate entry-level competencies. This can be demonstrated primarily through a portfolio. The portfolio may include previously developed media products, projects or publications demonstrating an understanding of and involvement with digital media and computation. Entry-level competency can also be partially demonstrated through course work and may include such courses as:
Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
MAS Deadline: fall admission, preceding January 7