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
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.
- Media Writing
- Graphic Design Process
- Critical Studies in Media
- Seminar: Media Entrepreneurship
- Human-Computer Interaction Studio
- Photography Studio
- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Journalism View 347 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International57246 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
National57246 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Pittsburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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