Students who would like a broader knowledge base can apply to the limited residency dual-degree programs with the initial application, or at any time before graduation. Dual-degree students typically take an extra year of course work and finish with two master's degrees. By coordinating classes across programs, students can maximize their education and credentials while minimizing the cost and time in school. In this dual degree option, classes are drawn from across both curricula so students can develop their skills in two domains. Students also complete a capstone project or thesis, which is the culmination of a student's work and draws from topics shared in both programs. For more information, visit the dual-degree programs website.

Dual Master's Coursework Requirements

The MA/MA and MFA/MA dual degrees can be combined in a variety of ways. To earn an MA/MA dual degree, students must take the courses identified below as required for each program, and complete an additional number of elective credits resulting in a total of 66 credits. To earn an MA/MFA dual degree, students must take the courses identified below as required for each program, and complete an additional number of elective credits resulting in a total of 66 credits for a dual degree with the MFA in Creative Nonfiction, or 90 credits for the dual degree with the MFA in Digital Arts.

Some programs have a shared Capstone requirement or management core requirements. For an MFA-MFA dual degree the total required credits is 90 with required courses in both programs. Students interested in this option should meet with the relevant program directors in Creative Nonfiction and Digital Arts to outline an appropriate academic plan.

M.A. in Arts Administration

Principles of Arts Administration (3)
Writing and Research Methods for the Arts Administration (3)
Leadership and Strategic Thinking (3)
Financial Management for the Arts (3)
Marketing the Arts (3)
Developing Financial Resources (3)
Law and the Arts (3)
Public Policy for the Arts (3)
International Arts Policy (3)
Grantsmanship (1)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.A. in Cultural Sustainability

Introduction to Cultural Sustainability (3)
Introduction to Cultural Documentation (3)
Intro to Cultural Documentation-Field Lab (1.5)
Cultural Partnership (3)
Cultural Policy (3)
Arts and Social Change (3)
Ethnographic Methodologies (1.5)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Management Classes (9)
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.A. in Digital Arts

History of Multimedia Art (3)
Contemporary Storytelling (3)
Media on the Internet (3)
Digital Media Programming (3)
Audio Techniques (1.5)
3D Modeling (3)
2D Design for Print and Web (1.5)
Camera Techniques (1.5)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Management Classes (9)
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.F.A. in Digital Arts

History of Multimedia Art (3)
Contemporary Storytelling (3)
Media on the Internet (3)
Digital Media Programming (3)
Audio Techniques (1.5)
3D Modeling (3)
2D Design for Print and Web (1.5)
Camera Techniques (1.5)
Creative Seminar Studio Courses (6)
MFA Thesis (3)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Management Classes (9)
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.A. in Environmental Studies

Environment, Culture & Community (3)
Environmental Sustainability & Resilience (3)
Environmental Social Science (3)
Environment, Development, and Economics (3)
The Environment & the Media (3)
Environmental Research (6)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Management Classes (9)
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.A. in Historic Preservation

Introduction to Historic Preservation (4)
American Architecture (3)
Urban History (3)
Perspectives in Preservation (3)
Historic Property Documentation (3)
Thesis Proposal (2)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.A. in Management

Professional Development (1.5)
Organizational Development (3)
Principles of Marketing (3)
Financial Skills & Managerial Accounting (3)
Economic Principles for Managers (3)
Legal Frameworks (3)
Principles of Project Management (3)
Strategic Management (3)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)

M.F.A. in Nonfiction

Mentorship I (4)
Workshop I: Creative Writing (4)
Mentorship II (4)
Workshop II: Manuscript: Beginning (4)
Mentorship III (4)
Workshop III: Manuscript: Work in Progress (4)
Mentorship IV (4)
Workshop IV: Final Manuscript (6)
4 x Residency (1.5)

Other Requirements:

Electives
Major Paper, Thesis, Manuscript or Capstone integrating both curricula (6)