Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Curriculum

The Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (MFA) is a terminal degree in emerging artistic practices focusing primarily on the creative use and critical investigation of technology in artistic practices. The program is designed for both students wishing to teach arts and technology-related courses at the college level, and for those intending to engage in professional studio or design practice. While maintaining a commitment to interdisciplinary education fusing critical with creative thinking, this program places greater emphasis on the creation and application of computer-based arts and narrative.

Program Information

School: School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Program: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Catalog page: MFA

MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Previous academic degree (BA or BS, MA or MFA) in an appropriate field (i.e., Art, Computer Science).

GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work).

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate's probability of success in graduate school.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Students applying to the MFA program in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication should submit a 500-700 words essay explaining their work or research. The essay will discuss past and present artistic practices as well as future directions or goals for the work, and describe how the Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is particularly suited to their professional goals.

Deadlines: For consideration for the admission in the program in the Fall, completed applications to the MFA program must be received on or before January 15. University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology is required. Applicants to the MFA program in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication should also submit a collection of original art work demonstrating their artistic range and skills as evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology. These samples should be submitted in the form of digital documents to include texts still images animations, films, audio files in a format that is best suited to convey the artistic qualities of the documents

Contact

ATEC Advising
972-993-4376
800 W. Campbell Rd, ATC 10
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Possible Careers

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the application of 3-D computer animation, modeling and simulation, data visualization, virtual environments, sound design, digital fabrication, user experience design, interaction design, interactive narrative, game design in a variety of industries and in college and university training.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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