For students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in digital arts, Goucher offers accelerated "4+1" degree programs in which students can earn both the Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Digital Arts in five years. Students can also earn the Master of Fine Arts in an expected six years.
Through these programs, students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and who have attained junior status may take up to nine graduate credits while they are still undergraduates. These nine graduate credits apply to the 120 credits required for the bachelor's degree, as well as to the credits required for the master's degree. The 4+1 programs typically require two to three summers of coursework. For more information, please contact Michael Scott-Nelson, the director of the Digital Arts program.
Students interested in pursuing the 4+1 degree program should complete the application process along with the 4+1 dual degree BA/MA approval form. The application fee is waived for Goucher undergraduates.