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Emergent Digital Practices

University of Denver

36 months
48594 USD/year
48594 USD/year
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The Emergent Digital Practices program of the University of Denver is a three-year, technically advanced degree in which you'll use new technologies to produce creative works.


Through access to state-of-art spaces and hands-on opportunities to master diverse digital tools, you can push the boundaries of artistic and critical expression. As a student in the Emergent Digital Practices program of the University of Denver, you'll complete your degree by creating and publicly showcasing a body of original artwork.

MFA students explore art forms ranging from interactive to visual to sonic. The technical and creative problem-solving skills emergent digital practices students develop leave them poised for success in the arts. Graduates have established fulfilling careers as open software or hardware designers, installation artists, curators, technology critics, gallery owners and academics.

The Emergent Digital Practices MFA Program Provides:

  • Cutting-edge learning spaces that are equal parts laboratory, studio, think tank and stage
  • Digital Fabrication technologies, powerful imaging and sonification tools and a variety of interactive flex-spaces that allow students to gain experience with the most current tools
  • Small class sizes that allow students to work closely with faculty who are innovators in digital arts and design
  • Collaborations and projects with institutions like the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and more
  • A broad understanding of new media literacies combined with practical and technical skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Design Concepts
  • Emergent Digital Tools
  • Emergent Digital Cultures
  • Global Contemporary Art
  • Legacy and Trends of Nonprofit Organizations and Civil Society
  • Activist Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor of fine arts degree (BFA) in design or studio arts practices with a strong foundation in both traditional and electronic practices
  • Students with a BA in art or design should have at least 24 credit hours of studio courses such as photography, electronic art, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, etc. as documented in their transcripts
  • Students with undergraduate degrees other than a BFA may be required to take prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level as a condition of admission.
  • The GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL, or IELTS or Cambridge English scores
  • Transcripts
  • A 1-2 page personal statement explaining motivation for application, personal and professional goals
  • Résumé
  • A portfolio of 20 images and/or a maximum total of 15 minutes of time-based media representing at least 10 works of art

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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