24 months
32600 USD/year
29740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MFA in Digital Arts program at the DigiPen Institute of Technology allows you to make the jump from traditional to digital media and equip yourself with the 2D and 3D art skills most relevant to today’s careers in games, animation, and other visual media production environments.


What you will learn

By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program at the DigiPen Institute of Technology 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 3D graphics production pipeline, including the creative process and 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.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the MFA in Digital Arts program can pursue a number of career paths in the game and digital media industries. Thanks to a heavy emphasis on elective coursework, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to these and other job types. Potential careers include:

  • 3D Modeler
  • Character Artist
  • Concept Artist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art Research Methodology 
  • Digital Arts Survey and Analysis 
  • 3D Concepts And Production 
  • Digital Painting: Composition and Color
  • Art Production Process
  • Conceptual Design and Illustration or Character Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants to the MFA in Digital Arts program must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Demonstrate a strong foundational art and observational skills through the completion and submission of an Art Portfolio
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience with some of the following: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling and animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32600 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Redmond

1556 - 2592 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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