MU’s Design with Digital Media program attracts a diverse group of talented, intellectually engaged graduate students for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary exploration in the digital arts. The curriculum enables students to investigate innovative approaches to contemporary theory and practice, and fosters both individual inquiry and high-level collaboration. The primary objective of the program is to prepare creative critical thinkers to become leaders in their fields.
Structured to promote thought and work that crosses traditional lines between disciplines, the Digital + Media curriculum challenges students to consider non-standard approaches to the computer as a creative and expressive medium. Study of technology, art and design is balanced with inquiry grounded in conceptual, critical, social, cultural and historical considerations.
Design with Digital Media, as an integral part of the design process, focuses on graphic ideation and the application of computer technology for architecture, interior and related disciplines. This program of study has emphasis an on design with digital media leading to MA, MS, and PhD degrees. MA is a project-based program of study, whereas MS is a research-based.
The design with digital media program mainly focuses on graduate studies. The graduate courses can either be taken as a MA/MS or Doctoral program. MA is a project-based program of study, whereas MS is research-based. The MA/MS courses are generally two year courses. The duration of the PhD may ranges from 3.5-6 years.
The culmination of the degree is a written and/or visual project employing computer applications for design methods.