Master of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication


The program leading to the MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is designed both for individuals engaged in professional practice wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills and for students intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. It offers advanced studies in interactive media and computer-based arts that emphasize the fusion of creative with critical thinking and theory with practice.

ATEC merges the innovation processes of artists, scientists and engineers and explores experimental models through new technologies and the uses, impact and implications of digital technology for communication, culture and commerce. The MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication requires the completion of 36 semester credit hours of coursework and an advanced project. Students can select from graduate pathways such as game studies, interaction design and networked cultures.

Program Information

School: School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Program: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Catalog page: MA

MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication Fact Sheet

MA 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: A grade point average of 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.


University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Evidence of previous coursework and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology.


ATEC Advising
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 and game design in a variety of industries.

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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