Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements for the 2017-2018 Cohort

Number of Credits and GPA

The MFA in Digital Arts requires completion of at least 60 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The program typically spans 4 semesters of 15 weeks each, generally accomplished in two calendar years for students following the full-time recommended course sequence, and four calendar years for students following the part-time recommended course sequence

Digital Arts

The following computer graphics courses are required: CG 501, CG 521, and CG 525. (Total: 9 credits)

Projects

The following courses are required: PRJ 601 and PRJ 602. (Total: 6 credits)

Fine Arts and Thesis

The following courses are required: ART 701, ART 702, ART 703, ART 704, and either ART 520 or ART 522. (Total: 21 credits)

Elective

In addition to the required courses, students must take eight electives for a total of 24 credits. The electives are as follows:

ART, CG, ANI, PRJ or INT Elective

The following courses are required: five courses with the ART, CG, ANI, PRJ or INT prefix numbered 500 or higher. (Total: 15 credits)

Studio Art Elective

The following courses are required: two courses from ART 501, ART 503, ART 511, ART 512, ART 528, ART 550, ART 555, ART 560. ART Special Topics or ANI Special Topics courses which focus on the development of traditional studio art and/ or observational skill sets may be approved by the Program Director. (Total: 6 credits)

Open Elective

At least three credits from any graduate-level offering (500 or higher) in any department at DigiPen. (Total: 3 credits)

(Total: 24 credits)


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