UT Dallas 2024 Graduate Catalog

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology

Graduate Programs in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

The program leading to the MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is designed both for individuals engaged in professional practice wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills and for students intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. It offers advanced studies in digital media studies, interactive media, and computer-based arts that emphasize the fusion of creative with critical thinking and theory with practice. Students must complete thirty- six semester credit hours of coursework, including a thesis.

Master of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Emerging Media Studies Pathway

30 semester credit hours minimum


Professors: Anne Balsamo, Christine (xtine) Burrough, Paul Fishwick, Roger Malina, Dean Terry, Marilyn Waligore

Associate Professors: Heidi Cooley, Monica Evans, Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter, Sean McComber, Josef Nguyen, Andrew Scott

Assistant Professors: Kevin Sweet, Christine Veras, Hong An Wu

Professor Emeritus: Mihai Nadin

Associate Professor of Instruction: Diane Durant

Clinical Professor: Tim Christopher

Professor of Practice: Norman Cox

Required Major Core Courses: 6 semester credit hours

ATCM 6375 Critical Approaches to Emerging Media Studies

ATCM 6376 Media and Cultural Studies Methods

Students are expected to complete these courses within the first 18 semester credit hours in their degree plan.

Prescribed Electives within Pathway: 15 semester credit hours

Chose five courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6301 Aesthetics of Interactive Arts

ATCM 6336 Critical Game Studies

ANGM 6345 Interactive Narrative

ATCM 6351 History and Culture of Games

ATCM 6352 Socially Conscious Games

ATCM 6354 Play and Culture

ATCM 6357 Virtual Worlds and Communities

ATCM 6377 Creativity as Social Practice

ATCM 6381 Media, Culture, and Economy

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 6387 Emerging Media Studio

ATCM 6388 Critical Making

ATCM 6389 Special Topics in Networked Cultures

Free Electives: 6 semester credit hours

Six semester credit hours of electives in any organized 6000-level courses in ATEC or offered by the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology; 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.

Having completed at least 27 semester credit hours of coursework, students will complete and present an advanced research project in digital media studies for evaluation by a master's committee.

ATCM 6V99 Advanced Master's Thesis

or ATCM 6399 Master's Thesis

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