The PhD in arts and technology program is designed for both students wishing to teach arts and technology- related courses in colleges and universities, and for those who wish to develop new artistic, cultural or commercial applications of digital technology/new media. This program emphasizes the fusion of creative with critical thinking and theory with practice. Students will normally complete a minimum of 60 semester hours (42 hours in course work and 18 hours of dissertation) beyond a master’s degree or its equivalent, pass doctoral field examinations and complete and defend a dissertation.
School: School of Arts and Humanities
Program: Arts and Technology
Catalog page: PhD
Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in an appropriate field
GPA: 3.3, especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work
Admissions essay required: Yes
An admission essay and portfolio of writing and/or relevant achievement.
Other application requirements:
Evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology is required.
Office: ATC 3.3.613
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, interaction design, interactive narrative, game design in a variety of industries and college and university teaching.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.