Master of Arts in Media Arts
The MA in Media Arts strives to develop artists and technologists committed to expanding the boundaries of artistic expression through digital media. This is a multi-disciplinary program integrating music, engineering, technology, and art.
The Master of Arts in Media Arts requires a minimum of 36 credits. Coursework to include:
- Immersion & Enculturation
- Engineering Applications of Media Technology
- Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Electives areas of study include:
- Interactive media design
- Music technology
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Music performance with electronics
- New interfaces for musical expression
- Sound and video art installation
- Acoustic and electro-acoustic music composition
- Sound engineering
- Software design for music and audio
- Psychoacoustics Music
- Sound for Film cognate courses
Thesis Candidates complete a comprehensive thesis that usually consists of two parts: a technology-enhanced performance of original work and a written thesis that documents the performance.
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Brehm Technology Suite
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.
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