Arts Technology

Illinois State University

12 months
17651 USD/year
17651 USD/year
9676 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Arts Technology at Illinois State University is a 39-hour interdisciplinary program in the College of Fine Arts that emphasizes theory, design, and practice in the application of computer technology to traditional art, music, and theatre disciplines with an emphasis on interactive media, sound design, digital music, and computer coding for arts applications.


The Arts Technology program at Illinois State University provides critical training and experiences that prepare graduates for careers in digital and interactive media production including: front-end web development; video production; sound design for live performance, broadcast, and multimedia; digital music composition and production; and emerging arts disciplines where basic knowledge of coding is required. Graduates work for employers of all types including small businesses, government agencies, and corporations; and some are self-employed entrepreneurs.

Learning outcomes

The program is appropriate for students who have training in the arts, experience working with digital and interactive communication tools, or computer science with experience in the arts and interactive media. Many students have established careers in related fields and wish to enhance their knowledge of new technical tools and creative processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer arts applications
  • Software Design in the Arts I
  • Programming Dynamic Media
  • Computer Programming For Creatives
  • Sound Design 2: Advanced Digital Audio
  • Sequencing And Digital Audio
  • Selected Topics In Arts Technology
  • Portfolio Development In Arts Technology
  • Design And Aesthetic Issues In Arts Technology
  • Computer Performance Arts Studio
  • Advanced Topics In Arts Technology
  • Directed Projects In Arts Technology
  • Professional Practice In Arts Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A student applying to a master's program must:

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9676 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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