Media Arts and Sciences, PhD

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Media, arts and sciences doctoral students train in translating, transporting and combining knowledge across disciplines for the development of innovative, experiential media systems and accompanying theoretical models. The PhD program structure includes transdisciplinary media courses through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; elective-course credits relating to the student's research interests; and substantial research and dissertation hours devoted to collaborative research within the School of Arts, Media and Engineering network. Active participation in transdisciplinary research teams allows media, arts and sciences doctoral students to gain and contribute expertise in knowledge fusion for digital media.

Arts, media and engineering alumni have pursued job opportunities in:

  • audio and video
  • education
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • interactive system development
  • iOS development
  • journalism
  • programming
  • software engineering
  • special effects
  • 3D modeling and fabrication
  • visual media

Program offered

Media Arts and Sciences, PhD

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

The requirements for this program are comprised of 39 course credit hours, which include 30 from the transdisciplinary media courses offered by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; 33 research credit hours; and 12 dissertation credit hours. All students will be required to take a minimum of two courses under each of the five constituting areas of experiential media (30 credit hours).

Information about this program

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