Degree Requirements – Previous academic degree at the graduate level (BA, BS, MA, or MFA) in an appropriate field (i.e., Art, Computer Science, and so forth.)
GPA – A grade point average of 3.0 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work.)
Letters of Recommendation – Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak on the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school.
Admission Essay – Applicants 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.
Priority Consideration for Admission and Funding – Completed applications to the MFA program must be received on or before January 1. Should space remain, ATEC will continue to accept applications in accordance with University deadlines. Students are admitted for a fall semester start.
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 a link to an online repository or portfolio of digital documents, which may include texts, still images, animations, films, or audio files in a format that is best suited to convey the artistic qualities of the documents without specialized software.
**ATEC is not currently accepting applications to the Game Development pathway. Applicants with an interest in Game Development are encouraged to review the other pathways to evaluate how they might intersect with their interests.