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Digital Arts, M.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, WA,
Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, the MFA in Digital Arts combines foundational coursework in the fine arts with extensive digital production experience to help students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time or part-time.

About

By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications:

  • Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting.
  • A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion.
  • Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy.
  • A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated by their thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art Research Methodology 
  • Digital Arts Survey and Analysis 
  • 3D Concepts And Production 
  • Digital Painting: Composition and Color 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts at DigiPen must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Demonstrate a strong foundational art and observational skills through the completion and submission of an Art Portfolio.
  • Ideally, applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Art program will have had foundational course work or experience in the following: Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art History, Composition, 3D Modeling and Animation, Sculpture, Color Theory and Digital Painting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1180 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1180 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1075 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1075 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1075 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1075 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Redmond

  • 1556 - 2600 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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