Digital and Media, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
12 months
56435 USD/year
56435 USD/year
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MFA candidates in Digital and Media at Rhode Island School of Design explore art, technology and emergent practices. The program encourages students to use a wide range of research methods and forms—both digital and analog—to investigate technology as a creative medium and cultural-historical phenomenon.


Informed by critical and decolonial theory, environmental science, sound studies and more, the curriculum supports students in developing robust research agendas and independent studio practices. Faculty also encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue with researchers at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design and with other individuals and institutions outside the world of art and design.

Graduates with Digital and Media from Rhode Island School of Design will be prepared to:

  • develop a thorough understanding of a range of technologies, including their material capabilities and characteristics, appropriateness for specific strategic applications, relevance within larger systems and impact on people and society
  • demonstrate proficiency with a vocabulary of multiple material practices
  • exhibit fluency in history, theory and criticism with respect to art, technology and new media practice
  • organize teams and work collaboratively with people from a range of disciplines
  • present work professionally through exhibitions, publications and other relevant contexts
  • communicate cogently about their ongoing studio art process
  • demonstrate effective writing skills as part of or in support of artistic practice
  • contribute to the ongoing dialogue about research and new work in the field

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Digital and Media 
  • Media Perspectives
  • Digital + Media studio 
  • Critical Theory 
  • Critical Theory + Artistic Research in Context
  • Open elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Letters of recommendation
    • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 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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