Course Sequence

Sample Course Sequence for Full-Time MFA in Digital Arts

These are the recommended sequences of courses for a student in the 2017-2018 academic cohort. These sequences should not be used for advising purposes.

Semester Course Course Title Required or Elective Credits
Semester 1 ART 701 Art Research Methodology R 3
PRJ 601 Digital Arts Survey and Analysis R 3
CG 501 3D Concepts And Production R 3
CG 525 Digital Painting: Composition and Color R 3
Elective STUDIO ART ELECTIVE E 3
Semester 1 Total 15
Semester 2 ART 702 Thesis Pre-Production R 3
PRJ 602 Art Production Process R 3
CG 521 Organic and Hard Surface Modeling R 3
ART 520 or ART 522 Conceptual Design and Illustration or Character Design E 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT Elective, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester 2 Total 15
Semester 3 ART 703 Thesis I R 6
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Elective STUDIO ART ELECTIVE E 3
Semester 3 Total 15
Semester 4 ART 704 Thesis II R 6
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Open Elective Any DigiPen course from any department, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester Total 15
Degree Program Total 60
*Note: electives must be selected from courses offered at DigiPen and numbered 500 or higher. Courses may have prerequisites that should be taken into consideration by the student and discussed with his/her advisor.

Recommended Course Sequence for Part-Time MFA in Digital Arts

Semester Course Course Title Required or Elective Credits
Semester 1 PRJ 601 Digital Arts Survey and Analysis R 3
CG 501 3D Concepts and Production R 3
CG 525 Digital Painting: Composition and Color R 3
Semester 1 Total 9
Semester 2 CG 521 Organic and Hard Surface Modeling R 3
ART 520 or ART 522 Conceptual Design and Illustration or Character Design E 3
Semester 2 Total 6
Semester 3 Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Elective STUDIO ART ELECTIVE E 3
Semester 3 Total 9
Semester 4 PRJ 602 Art Production Process R 3
Elective STUDIO ART ELECTIVE E 3
Semester 4 Total 6
Semester 5 ART 701 Art Research Methodology R 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester 5 Total 6
Semester 6 ART 702 Thesis Pre-Production R 3
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester 6 Total 6
Semester 7 ART 703 Thesis I R 6
Elective ART, CG, ANI, PRJ, or INT ELECTIVE, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester 7 Total 9
Semester 8 ART 704 Thesis II R 6
Open Elective Any DigiPen course from any department, numbered 500+ E 3
Semester 8 Total 9
Degree Program Total 60
* Note: electives must be selected from courses offered at DigiPen and numbered 500 or higher. Courses may have prerequisites that should be taken into consideration by the student and discussed with their advisor.
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