Studyportals placeholder

Architectural Studies with Emphasis in Design with Digital Media, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , MO, | Online
Design with Digital Media, as an integral part of the design process, focuses on graphic ideation and the application of computer technology for architecture, interior and related disciplines. 

About

The Design with Digital Media program attracts a diverse group of talented, intellectually engaged graduate students for interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary exploration in the digital arts. The curriculum enables students to investigate innovative approaches to contemporary theory and practice, and fosters both individual inquiry and high-level collaboration. The primary objective of the program is to prepare creative critical thinkers to become leaders in their fields.

Structured to promote thought and work that crosses traditional lines between disciplines, the digital media curriculum challenges students to consider non-standard approaches to the computer as a creative and expressive medium. Study of technology, art and design is balanced with inquiry grounded in conceptual, critical, social, cultural and historical considerations.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design computing and cognition
  • Design process using digital media and creativity research
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies for design visualization
  • Advanced visualization technologies for environment-behavior simulation
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Building Simulation
  • Human-computer interaction aspects of digital tools for design

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus, Online

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              80

              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

              Schedule TOEFL®
            • Minimum required score:

              550

              The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

              Schedule TOEFL®
            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

              Schedule IELTS

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

              The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

            • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas is of interest; intentions regarding the M.A., M.S.; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate Studies online application).
            • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application.
            • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
            • Resume/CV
            • GRE

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              27090 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              27090 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • In-State

              11252 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Columbia

            • 800 - 1300 USD/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

            Apply with Studyportals

            Did you know that you can directly apply to available Masters from our selected Application Partners? Read more, or check the complete list of programmes to apply for right now.

            Select a Master's and apply