MFA Curriculum

The MFA curriculum is for the creative and curious mind. Although this program is not strictly for students with advanced technology or creative skill sets, they will be integral to your studies. In addition to teaching and developing technological and creative skill sets, the MFA focuses on the contextual environment in which they’re used, providing the foundation necessary to recognize and harness the forces of change.

Course #TitleCredits

First Semester - Fall

EMM 510 The Emergent Landscape 3
EMM 520 Foundations of Digital Image Making 3
EMM 530 Causes of Emergence: Programming Languages 3
EMM 540 Technology as a Disruptive Force 3

Second Semester - Spring

EMM 550 Human Interfaces 3
EMM 560 Digital Storytelling 3
EMM 570 Experience Design: Play and Participation 3
EMM 600 Puzzles and Prototypes 3
EMM 610 Our Human Experience: Through the Lens of Neuroscience, Education and Business 3

Third Semester - Summer

EMM 575 Advanced Seminar 3
EMM 592 Creative and Collaborative Production & Management 3

Fourth Semester - Fall

EMM 575 Advanced Seminar 3
EMM 625 Thesis Process & Project A 3
EMM 592 Creative and Collaborative Production & Management 3
Elective 3

Fifth Semester - Spring

EMM 592 Creative and Collaborative Production & Management 3
EMM 628 Thesis Project & Process B 6
EMM 700 Thesis Development & Defense 3
Elective 3
Total: 60

Note: This is a typical full-time course schedule, but you have the flexibility to vary the pace and order you take classes. Additionally, you have the option to enroll part-time and may begin in Spring or Fall. 

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