College of Communication > Academics > Digital Communication and Media Arts > Graduate Program > Digital Communication and Media Arts (MA) > Media Art Concentration

Media Art Concentration

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Course Requirements

Introductory Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
DMA 402INTRO TO VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS PRINCIPLES4
DMA 405INTRO TO VISUAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS4

Foundation Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 570INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CMN4
DMA 527CREATIVE PROCESS AND STRATEGY4
DMA 525FOUNDATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA4
DMA 530DESIGN THINKING AND STORYTELLING4
MCS 575DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS4

Advanced Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
DMA 535STORYTELLING ACROSS MEDIA4
DMA 695THESIS I4
DMA 698THESIS II4
Select 12 credit hours from the following workshop classes:12
FILM 401
FUNDAMENTALS OF CINEMA PRODUCTION (FORMERLY DC 414)
DMA 410
DESIGN WORKSHOP
DMA 415
AUDIO WORKSHOP
DMA 425
STILL IMAGE WORKSHOP
DMA 475
MOVING IMAGE WORKSHOP
DMA 480
WEB/MEDIA DELIVERY WORKSHOP
DMA 490
PORTFOLIO
EXP 440
DESIGNING PLAYFUL EXPERIENCES
EXP 442
DESIGNING INTERFACES FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
HCD 421
DESIGN AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Major Elective Courses

Students are required to take eight (8) credit hours of Major Elective Courses according to the following criteria:

  • Students should choose 2 graduate level elective courses from a College of Communication program.

Master's Thesis Project

Students must complete a Master's Thesis Project as part of the degree requirements. Students have two options for how to complete the Master's Thesis Project.

  • Individual - The student will create an original project and a 20-30 page accompanying written research documentation and report/analysis.
  • Collaborative - Students work in teams of 2-4 students to complete an original project and a 40-60 page accompanying written research documentation and report/analysis.

Students must have completed the necessary prerequisite classes and at least 8 courses (32 credit hours) in the DCMA program toward their 52 required credit hours (credits earned from Introductory Courses do not count toward the required total credits). Students should schedule a meeting with a faculty member to discuss the requirements. 

Thesis milestones:

  • Fall - Before the end of the fall quarter, students should submit a written proposal to advising faculty outlining their Thesis concept.
  • Winter - Enroll in DMA 695.
  • Spring - Enroll in DMA 698.
  • Spring - Participate in end of year showcase and/or symposium.

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