Degree Requirements

Complete 18.0 credits (6 graduate three-credit courses), as follows:

  • Core:
    • DMG 5010 3.0  Foundations of Digital Media
    • DMG 5020 3.0  Advanced Vertical Studio/Lab I
  • Depth:
    • 3.0 credits from a specified list of computational arts graduate level courses
    • 3.0 credits from a specified list of computer science graduate level courses
  • Elective:
    • 6.0 credits at the graduate level, with principal supervisor approval

Students must conduct an independent Major Research Project (MRP) as the milestone component of the program, under the general direction of a supervisory committee consisting of a principal supervisor and second reader.

Complete 18.0 credits (6 graduate three-credit courses), as follows:

  • Core:
    • DMG 5010 3.0  Foundations of Digital Media
    • DMG 5020 3.0  Advanced Vertical Studio/Lab I
  • Depth:
    • 6.0 credits from a specified list of computer science graduate level courses
  • Elective:
    • 6.0 credits at the graduate level, with principal supervisor approval

Students must conduct an independent Major Research Project (MRP) as the milestone component of the program, under the general direction of a supervisory committee consisting of a principal supervisor and second reader.

The Ph.D. requires 9.0 credits of coursework, unless an assessed deficiency requires additional courses, as follows:

  • DMG 6020 3.0  Advanced Vertical Studio/Lab II
  • 6.0 elective credits at the graduate level, with  pro tem /principal supervisor approval
  • Additional courses if assessed as deficient

Ph.D. students must complete a comprehensive examination consisting of a written report on the candidate’s field of interest, and hold an oral defense of the report. Students must also present a dissertation proposal outlining the anticipated results of their dissertation. The proposal must be approved by the student’s supervisor and supervisory committee, including ethics review and approval if appropriate. The supervisory committee reviews a student’s dissertation proposal and recommends its approval not less than 6 months prior to the dissertation examination date.

Following approval, students conduct a significant body of original research or research-creation under the supervision of the supervisory committee, and submit a doctoral dissertation embodying its results, demonstrating significant contribution to knowledge and evidence of critical understanding of the relevant literature. The material embodied in the dissertation should merit publication.