Goucher's Master of Arts in Digital Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts programs are a unique combination of hands-on learning, creative theory, and instruction from an established and experienced national faculty. The MA in Digital Arts is designed to train market-ready professionals, while the MFA prepares students to become skilled scholar-practioners.

Digital Arts courses are collaborative, giving students a chance to learn from each other. When, for example, a musician and a video artist or an animator and a painter work together on projects, they gain real knowledge outside their core creative discipline and produce complex, multilayered, and exciting work that is more than the sum of its parts. Learning collaboratively also offers our students the opportunity to meet and network with artists outside their discipline, many of whom may be working in the professional world.

Digital Arts Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Digital Arts programs will be able to do the following:

  1. Create digital works of visual, sonic, and interactive art at a high level of sophistication
  2. Understand how digital technologies are engineered, and how to utilize this knowledge to further their artistic ends
  3. Synthesize aesthetic qualities in original creation
  4. Apply their artistic work towards a career in digital art through a combination of entrepreneurship, monetization of the technologies of dissemination, collaboration with industry, and social impact.

Program Timeline

Though you will have five years to complete all the degree requirements, most students will do it in two years. Each year you have the opportunity to participate in two nine-day residencies at Goucher where you will work intensively with faculty and peers and learn from site visits and guest speakers. Here is a sample program timeline and an average timeframe for completing the program. The number of credits you take each semester will determine how long it will take to complete the program.

For specific dates, please download our academic calendar.