Pursue an interdisciplinary MFA or MA degree in:

  • Animation, Visualization and Video
  • Web and Interactive Media
  • Game Development and Design


The Digital Media & Design department offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and a Master of Arts (MA).

The Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design is a customized, two-year graduate program where students work closely with dedicated faculty in the development of their own independent creative practice. Situated within a top-twenty public research university, UConn’s Digital Media & Design Department operates at the intersection of art, technology, industry, and science. The program is designed for the graduate student who has educational or career experience in digital media and design, giving them the opportunity to intensely pursue advanced education and research in their specific area of expertise or in an interdisciplinary capacity drawing from more than one area within the digital media space. As part of the School of Fine Arts, DMD faculty and students collaborate with the departments of Music, Dramatic Arts, and Art & Art History and also have the opportunity to engage in collaborative projects with creative research and industry partners.

Competitive teaching and graduate assistantships and fellowship positions that provide tuition remission, stipend, and health insurance are available. Completed applications must be received by February 15, 2018 to be considered for funding for a Fall 2018 start.

The MFA is a terminal degree intended to provide educational and career-training within an experiential learning environment. The program is structured to develop an in-depth understanding of digital media aesthetics, technology, practice, procedure, design, implementation and/or research techniques employed in the areas of Digital Art, Business, Digital Humanities/Social Sciences, STEM, and Entertainment.

The Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design requires a two-year commitment of full-time resident graduate study. A minimum of 48 graduate level credits will be required to graduate. In addition, each MFA candidate will work with their faculty advisor to develop an MFA thesis project demonstrating their personal strengths and vision within their specific area of study. In addition to the standard materials, applicants to the MFA degree must submit a portfolio through SlideRoom showcasing the applicant’s readiness to engage in advanced creative activity and research within one of the six DMD concentration areas or in an interdisciplinary capacity across the DMD concentrations.

Download the flyer on DMD program here.

The Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Media & Design is designed to provide a personalized and customized graduate experience for the student with little or no digital media education or experience. A student will work with his/her advisor to develop their plan of study and their independent studies. The MA provides graduate students with the foundational digital media strategies, skills, and tools to pivot and pursue a career in digital media.

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