Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts

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.

You will be responsible for completing courses from the following program areas:

  • Required Courses
  • Elective Courses (allows each student to specialize in the area of his or her choice)
  • Management Core (teaches students fundamental business principles, marketing, and legal and intellectual property basics)
  • Portfolio (built into all courses and critiqued and supported throughout the program)
  • Capstone (capstone of the program, developing and marketing a longer and more complex piece of art, music, or multimedia)


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.