UT Dallas 2022 Graduate Catalog

School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications

Master of Fine Arts Overview

The Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is a terminal degree in emerging artistic practices focusing primarily on the creative use and critical investigation of technology in artistic practices. The program is designed for both students wishing to teach arts- and technology-related courses at the college level and for those intending to engage in professional studio or design practice. While maintaining a commitment to interdisciplinary education fusing critical with creative thinking, this program places emphasis on the creation and application of computer-based arts and narrative. Students must complete 54 semester hours of course work, including a thesis project.

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Animation Pathway

54 semester credit hours minimum

Faculty

Required Major Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours

ATCM 6000 ATEC Colloquium

ATCM 6300 Approaches to Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

ATCM 6301 Aesthetics of Interactive Arts

ATCM 6313 Animation Project Development

Students are expected to complete ATCM 6300 in their first semester and the remainder of these courses within the first 18 semester credit hours of their degree plan.

Prescribed Electives within Animation Development: 12 semester credit hours

ATCM 6305 Animation Creative Practices

ATCM 6310 Animation Studio I

ATCM 6311 Animation Studio II

ATCM 6316 Motion Capture

ATCM 6317 Procedural Animation

ATCM 6321 Digital Fabrication

ATCM 6370 Computational Design

Prescribed Electives in Histories and Theories: 9 semester credit hours

ATCM 6312 Digital Cinematography

ATCM 6315 History of Animation

ATCM 6318 Special Topics in Animation

ATCM 6377 Creativity as Social Practice

ATCM 6386 Digital Textuality

ATCM 6388 Critical Making

ATCM 6390 Social Science Research Methods in Emerging Communication

Free Electives: 9 semester credit hours

Nine semester credit hours of electives in any organized 6000-level courses in ATEC or offered by the School of Arts and Humanities, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Naveen Jindal School of Management, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or School of Interdisciplinary Studies. All free electives are subject to approval by the graduate advisor.

Final Project: 15 semester credit hours

Completed over two consecutive long semesters after having completed at least 36 semester credit hours of coursework. Public presentation of work is required, such as an exhibition, conference presentation, or defense.

ATCM 6399 Master's Thesis

ATCM 6698 Master's Project I

ATCM 6699 Master's Project II

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Creative Practice Pathway

54 semester credit hours minimum

Faculty

Students enroll in ATCM 6001 Graduate Critique Culture each semester of their MFA degree plan.

Required Major Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours

ATCM 6000 ATEC Colloquium

ATCM 6300 Approaches to Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

ATCM 6301 Aesthetics of Interactive Arts

ATCM 6377 Creativity as Social Practice

Students are expected to complete ATCM 6300 in their first semester and the remainder of these courses within the first 18 semester credit hours of their degree plan.

Prescribed Electives within Pathway: 15 semester credit hours

Choose five courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6302 Theories and Histories of Semiotics

ATCM 6325 Arts, Science, and Humanities

ATCM 6327 Experimental Publishing

ATCM 6352 Socially Conscious Games

ATCM 6365 Design Principles

ATCM 6366 Information Architecture and Design

ATCM 6371 Visualization Research

ATCM 6380 Histories of Emerging Media

ATCM 6382 Privacy, Surveillance, and Technology

ATCM 6383 Digital Culture

ATCM 6384 Digital Publics and Counterpublics

ATCM 6385 Emerging Media and Identity

ATCM 6386 Digital Textuality

ATCM 6388 Critical Making

ATCM 6395 Special Topics in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

VPAS 6312 Art and Society

VPAS 6313 The Business of the Arts

VPAS 6317 Art and Authorship

VPAS 6339 Painting/Digital Imaging/Video

VPAS 6375 Imagery and Iconography

VPAS 6391 Creativity: Visual Arts Workshop

VPAS 6392 Creativity: Image/Text Workshop

Prescribed Electives with Technology Focus: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6304 Computer Processing for Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

ATCM 6321 Digital Fabrication

ATCM 6322 Experimental Interactive Media

ATCM 6323 Modeling and Simulation

ATCM 6326 Research in Sound Design

ATCM 6330 Special Topics in Interactive Media

ATCM 6331 Special Topics in Sound Design

ATCM 6370 Computational Design

ATCM 6387 Emerging Media Studio

Free Electives: 9 semester credit hours

Nine semester credit hours of electives in any organized 6000-level courses in ATEC or offered by the School of Arts and Humanities, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Naveen Jindal School of Management, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or School of Interdisciplinary Studies. All free electives are subject to approval by the graduate advisor.

Final Project: 15 semester credit hours

Completed over two consecutive long semesters after having completed at least 36 semester credit hours of coursework. Public presentation of work required, such as an exhibition, conference presentation, or defense.

ATCM 6399 Master's Thesis

ATCM 6698 Master's Project I

ATCM 6699 Master's Project II

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Game Development Pathway

54 semester credit hours minimum

Faculty

Required Major Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours

ATCM 6000 ATEC Colloquium

ATCM 6300 Approaches to Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

ATCM 6301 Aesthetics of Interactive Arts

ATCM 6335 Game Design and Development

Students are expected to complete ATCM 6300 in their first semester and the remainder of these courses within the first 18 semester credit hours in their degree plan.

Prescribed Electives within Game Development: 15 semester credit hours

Choose five courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6336 Critical Game Studies

ATCM 6340 Game Production Methods

ATCM 6341 Game Production Studio

ATCM 6342 Experimental Games Studio

ATCM 6343 Educational Games Studio

ATCM 6344 Building Virtual Worlds

ATCM 6345 Interactive Narrative

ATCM 6349 Special Topics in Game Development

ATCM 6373 Interactive Environments

Prescribed Electives within Game Studies: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6351 History and Culture of Games

ATCM 6352 Socially Conscious Games

ATCM 6353 Games, Education, and Simulation

ATCM 6354 Play and Culture

ATCM 6356 Anatomy of a Game

ATCM 6357 Virtual Worlds and Communities

Free Electives: 9 semester credit hours

Nine semester credit hours of electives in any organized 6000-level courses in ATEC or offered by the School of Arts and Humanities, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Naveen Jindal School of Management, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or School of Interdisciplinary Studies. All free electives are subject to approval by the graduate advisor.

Final Project: 15 semester credit hours

Completed over two consecutive long semesters after having completed at least 36 semester credit hours of coursework. Public presentation of work required, such as an exhibition, conference presentation, or defense.

ATCM 6399 Master's Thesis

ATCM 6698 Master's Project I

ATCM 6699 Master's Project II

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