Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is a terminal degree for those who wish to teach arts and technology-related courses at the college level, as well as for those who intend to engage in professional studio or design practice. Students participate in a culture of community and critique, while focusing on developing their own creative use and critical investigation of technology in artistic practices. They learn to present their work, incorporate feedback, and situate their practice within aesthetic, historical, and cultural contexts. After completing their interdisciplinary coursework, students develop a thesis project that includes a public presentation.
Students in the Animation (MFA) pathway explore the history and cultural contexts of animation and produce animated content for storytelling, aesthetic, problem-solving, or experimental purposes.
Students in the Creative Practice (MFA) pathway explore and produce art and technology as collaborators, creative opportunists, critical researchers, project developers, boundary transgressors, and experimenters who aren’t afraid to fail.
Students in the Game Development (MFA) pathway study the structure, content, and design of games and engage in game design practices suitable for academic, experimental, independent, and commercial applications.