Digital Arts and Sciences (Fine Arts)

University of Florida

24 months
30130 USD/year
30130 USD/year
12740 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Graduates holding the M.A. in Digital Arts and Sciences (Fine Arts) degree at University of Florida would typically seek employment in the creative services sector, applying digital techniques and technologies in a variety of professions.


The Master of Arts inDigital Arts and Sciences (Fine Arts) degree at University of Florida seeks to allow students from diverse academic backgrounds the opportunity to develop fluency in the technologies, design practices and collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork increasingly required by the media, communications and entertainment industries. 

Opportunities range from traditional cinema to interactive games; from broadcast media to online international networks to emergent industries.

Although this is a thesis degree, students usually produce a creative project in lieu of thesis. Students should see the graduate coordinator for the requirements for the creative project, which are also provided in the DAS Student Handbook.

Students seeking admission are expected to have an undergraduate background including:

  • A degree in one of the fine arts or liberal arts
  • A body of work that demonstrates accomplishment in the intended area
  • A body of work that can clearly be enhanced with skills to be acquired in the DAS program.

Deficiencies may be corrected before beginning graduate study. In addition to appropriate academic credentials and prior scholastic achievement, admission into the program requires a well-constructed Statement of Purpose and media-related support material (i.e. samples of design, programming, video, web, writing, etc.) that demonstrates both prior interest and/or achievement in New Media/Digital Arts & Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Roots of Digital Culture
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Digital Design & Visualization
  • Interaction Design
  • Audio Design For Digital Production
  • Applied 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Digital Media Projection Design II
  • Digital Portfolio
  • Videogame Theory and Analysis
  • Movement, Media and Machines
  • Graduate Seminar in Sensors and Electronics
  • Protocols for Multimedia Interfaces
  • Digital Production & Game Design
  • Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in Digital Arts & Sciences
  • Digital Arts & Sciences Convergence
  • Independent Study - Graduate Level
  • Digital Performance Production
  • Research for Master’s Thesis
  • Capstone Project in Lieu of Thesis
  • Practicum/Internship/Cooperative Work Experience
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12740 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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