UT Dallas 2024 Graduate Catalog

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

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: Creative Practice Pathway

54 semester credit hours minimum


Professors: Roger Malina, Dean Terry

Associate Professors: Andrew Scott

Assistant Professors: Kevin Sweet

UT Dallas Affiliated Faculty: Danielle Avram, Anne Balsamo, Eric Farrar, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, John J. Pomara, SV Randall, Marilyn Waligore

Required Major Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours

ATCM 6306 First Year Seminar

ATCM 6307 Second Year Seminar

ATCM 6377 Creativity as Social Practice

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

Prescribed Electives within Pathway: 21 semester credit hours

Choose seven courses from the following courses:

ATCM 6302 Theories and Histories of Semiotics

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 6325 Arts, Science, and Humanities

ATCM 6326 Research in Sound Design

ATCM 6327 Experimental Publishing

ATCM 6330 Special Topics in Interactive Media

ATCM 6331 Special Topics in Sound Design

ATCM 6352 Socially Conscious Games

ATCM 6365 Design Principles

ATCM 6366 Information Architecture and Design

ATCM 6370 Computational Design

ATCM 6371 Visualization Research

ATCM 6380 Histories of Emerging Media

ATCM 6387 Emerging Media Studio

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 6330 Studies in the Visual Arts

VPAS 6336 Photography Studio/Seminar

VPAS 6337 Digital Photography

VPAS 6339 Painting/Digital Imaging/Video

VPAS 6375 Imagery and Iconography

VPAS 6391 Creativity: Visual Arts Workshop

VPAS 6392 Creativity: Image/Text Workshop

VPAS 6393 Creativity: Time-Based Arts Workshop

Free Electives: 9 semester credit hours

Nine credit hours of electives in any graduate-level courses.

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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