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:
- Media Arts: 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
- Music and sound for film
- Cognate Courses
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.
For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.
Graduate Student Research Assistantships are available that offer a tuition waiver and stipend.
How To Apply
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Media Arts must have completed a BM, BA, BFA or BS degree to be eligible for admission. Experience with electroacoustic music or multimedia composition, technology-enhanced performance, production, and computer programming is recommended.
- Apply to U-M via the Rackham Graduate School Application by December 1
- Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
- Send official transcripts from all previous schools to the Rackham Graduate School
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