Media Arts and Technology, Master | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
1363 USD/credit 57246 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 57246 USD/year
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The M.F.A. in Media Arts and Technology at Duquesne University is a multidisciplinary program of study that blends media arts, design, creative expression and technology to enhance communication and user experiences across all industries and disciplines.


Media Arts and Technology provides opportunity for aspiring storytellers, designers, filmmakers, photographers, artists and technologists to exercise creativity through technology. The M.F.A. at Duquesne University is 42 credit hours. 

Students choose one of the program tracks: 

  • Creative and Strategic Media

Creative and Strategic Media guides students in the art of telling good stories, through video, sound, text and graphic design. Students learn which medium best tells their stories and which messages reach their audiences for biggest positive impact.

The program enhances students' appreciation for ethical practices and public goods. Students develop sensitivity to the complex definitions of communities of people at large when the internet carries messages beyond historic borders and the United States moves rapidly toward a 'minority' majority population.

  • Interactive Design

The confluence of the physical and digital worlds, technology, and media presents some of the most captivating issues in contemporary culture. Every day we interact with products such as smartphones, automobiles, and home appliances that have both physical and digital properties. And the way we interact with them varies - we touch screens, speak to devices, fixate our eyes or move our bodies. How (and why) are these products built? What problems do they solve? Are they easy to use, safe, helpful, and understandable? These are some of the questions we explore in Interactive Design.

Interactive Design integrates human-technology interaction, design, digital media, and information technology. Students learn to:

  • Design products and interfaces (e.g., websites, mobile apps, auto dashboards, appliances)
  • Design user experiences (UX) that may include locative media, wearables, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Research, design, prototype, and test products
  • Evaluate product usability
  • Photography and Film
Photography and Film examines theories, practices and the history of "lens-based" media, incorporating design and technological processes used for product deployment in these areas. Students use storytelling techniques, coupled with visual representation, to communicate ideas through sight and sound. Visual artists in the program, through visual design theory and individual experimentation, experience a project-based curriculum, preparing them to contribute to the industry through employment and/or entrepreneurship.

Developing student creative competence and design thinking skills is central to our teaching philosophy. In each program track, project-oriented classes focus on creative and designed projects such as literary works, films and documentaries, photography exhibits, interactive apps and websites, digital user experiences (UX), and public relations and advertising campaigns. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Writing
  • Graphic Design Process
  • Critical Studies in Media
  • Seminar: Media Entrepreneurship
  • Human-Computer Interaction Studio
  • Photography Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official application transcripts 
  • Three letters of reference
  • Self-nomination letter
  • One or more of the following: Website address, Portfolio, or Writing sample
  • Candidate interview. Once application materials are submitted, you will be contacted for an interview
  • International applicants must also submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    57246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    57246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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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