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MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY & ENTERTAINMENT

Degree Requirements

The Master of Fine Arts is a two-plus years, intensive program that requires
60 credit hours, of which 42 are requirements, 12 are electives, and 6 are thesis. As part of the required coursework, students must complete an advanced interactive project which they design and produce as part of a team.

An overall GPA of at least 3.0 must be maintained in all coursework toward the degree and a minimum grade of 3.0 must be earned in all required courses. There is project work required each semester, and the degree cannot be completed in less than two years of four full-time semesters.

Course Requirements

Year One, First Semester
MMC 6715: Studies in New Media (3 credits) 
MMC 6931: Programming for Interactivity (4 credits)
MMC 6931: Creating Interactive Culture (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year One, Second Semester
CNT 6885: Video Communication (3 credits)
MMC 6931: 3D Production for Interactivity (4 credits)
MMC 6931: Digital Post-Production (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year Two, First Semester
COT 5930: Game Programming (3 credits)
MMC 6931: Special Topics (4 credits)
MMC 6931: Special Topics (4 credits)  
Elective (3 credits)

Year Two, Second Semester
COT 5930: Special Topics in Programming (3 credits)
MMC 6931: Special Topics (4 credits) 
MMC 6931: Special Topics (4 credits) 
Elective (3 credits)

Master’s Thesis (6 credits)

Electives
CAP 6010: Multimedia Systems (3 credits)
CAP 6018: Multimedia Programming (3 credits)
CAP 6411: Foundations of Vision (3 credits)
CNT 6515: Mobile Multimedia (3 credits)
COT 5930: Computer Animation (3 credits)
COT 5930: Cutting-edge Web Technologies (3 credits)
COT 5930: iPhone Programming (3 credits)
COT 5930: Android Programming (3 credits)
COT 6930: Visual Information Retrieval (3 credits)
DIG 6645: Video Processing (3 credits)
FIL 6807: Film Theory and Criticism (3 credits)
FIL 6935: Studies in Film and Television (3 credits)
MMC 6931: Video Game Studies (3 credits)
RTV 6006: Television and Video Studies (3 credits)

Plan of Study Requirements

A Plan of Study must be filed with and approved by the Graduate College. Students may file their Plan of Study for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Media, Technology & Entertainment after having satisfied the following requirements:

The student must complete the specified number of credit hours of graduate work in the degree program with an average of 3.0 or better.

The student must form a Graduate Advisory Committee. Chairs for all graduate advisory committees must be members of the Graduate Faculty. Committee members must include a minimum of two (2) faculty from the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, with three (3) faculty members overall.

The student must submit the Plan of Study form to his/her supervisory committee for approval. The Plan of Study (POS) must be approved by the Graduate College before a student is eligible to register for thesis hours.

A copy of the Plan of Study must be submitted to the Associate Director of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies.

The approved Plan of Study must be filed with the Graduate College at least one semester before the semester in which the student plans to graduate.

Additional Degree Requirements

The student’s committee must approve a thesis prospectus or proposal at the beginning of the thesis process.

The student must pass the oral defense of the thesis.

The student must submit the approved thesis to the Graduate College in accordance with Graduate College guidelines and deadlines.

The student must file the Application to Graduate form at the beginning of the semester in which he/she plans to graduate.

 

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