Dual Degree

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 Nonfiction, or 90 credits for the dual degree with the MFA in Art & Technology.

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 Nonfiction and Digital Arts to outline an appropriate academic plan.

 

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)