12 months
838 USD/credit 32682 USD/year
838 USD/credit 32682 USD/year
404 USD/credit 15756 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Creative Technologies at Illinois State University is a 39-hour interdisciplinary program in the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University that emphasizes theory, design, and practice in the application of computer technology to traditional art.


About this Degree

The Creative Technologies 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.

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.


Illinois State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design And Aesthetic Issues In Arts Technology

  • Advanced Computer Topics In Arts Technology

  • Selected Topics In Arts Technology

  • Computer Performance Arts Studio

  • Professional Practice: Arts Technology

  • Directed Projects In Creative Technology

  • Portfolio Development In Arts Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
  • Letter of Application
  • Submit a writing sample, such as poems, a short story, script or an essay.
  • Upload an updated resume.
  • Submit a portfolio consisting of 6-10 pieces of work. Your work must be viewable on a Mac or PC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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