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Master of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology


The master of fine arts in arts and technology degree 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. Students must complete 54 semester hours of course work and a substantial advanced project.

Program Information

School: School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Program: Arts and Technology

Catalog page: MFA

MFA in Arts and Technology Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in an appropriate field 

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. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology is required.


Ellen C. Curtis
800 W. Campbell Road ATC 10
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ATC 3.609

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, interaction design, interactive narrative, game design in a variety of industries, and college and university teaching.

Salary Information

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