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Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Program overview
1.5 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Indianapolis
Fall

Indianapolis
Spring

Program description

Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences

Our master’s program in Media Arts and Science offers research and practicum opportunities, and is specifically aimed at students with independent ambition.

The master’s in Media Arts and Science emphasizes opportunity. Students must be free to seize the opportunities presented by emerging ideas, technologies, and markets that didn’t exist when they first entered college, and to design the learning experiences that lead to professional success. The choice is yours!

Admission requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

Students should have a strong background in media arts and science, fine arts, graphic design, computer science, informatics, communication/media studies, or film/cultural studies. Students with backgrounds in the sciences or the humanities are also encouraged to apply if interested is in developing a multidisciplinary approach to media arts.


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Program content

Year 1 Fall Semester

  • Foundations of Digital Production
  • Digital Media Application Design Processes
  • Trends in Media, Informatics, and Communications

Year 1 Spring Semester

  • Advanced Issues in Emerging Media Environments
  • Trends in Media, Informatics, and Communications

Year 2 Fall Semester

  • Thesis/Project or Media Arts and Science Practicum
  • Elective

Year 2 Spring Semester

  • Thesis/Project or Media Arts and Science Practicum
  • Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon completion of the M.S. in MAS program, students will:

  • Evaluate and create media-rich digital applications through research, examination, and reflection of digital design and management techniques.
  • Apply media design, psychological and cognitive principles and theoriesto the digital content review in diverse fields and industry.
  • Design and use novel forms and applications of media technologies,including those possible through the use of advanced and future digital technologies.
  • Apply principles and theories of quantitative analysis, qualitativeanalysis, design research, information visualization, and visual analytics.
  • Design effective, usable, and human-centered media-rich applicationsusing prototypes and proof of concepts.
  • Effectively communicate in digital, oral, and written form the processes,ideas, outcomes, and implications of digital media content.
  • Articulate decisions and reasoning behind decisions made related todigital media research efforts.
  • Exhibit sound judgment, ethical behavior, and professionalism in applyingMAS and HCI concepts and value-sensitive design to serve stakeholders and society, especially in ethically challenging situations.
  • Collaborate in teams fairly, effectively, and creatively, applying groupdecision-making and negotiation skills

Career opportunities

Graduates of our program are working as:

  • User experience designer, Walmart
  • Instructional designer, USIC
  • Game developer/instructor, Techability, Inc.
  • Videographer, Resilience Racing
  • Senior user experience researcher, Amazon
  • Technology administrator, Salesforce

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana, USA, is considered the state’s premier urban research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with a downtown location, IUPUI offers students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University...


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Why study at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

There are students from over 140 countries represented on campus, making us one of the most diverse in the nation. Additionally, IUPUI is the only university in the United States with two universities on one campus, meaning you get the benefits of being both an Indiana University (IU) and a Purdue University student. Depending on your major, you receive either an IU or a Purdue degree.

You can receive a world-class education, large merit-based scholarships, and study close to major business hubs that frequently recruit students for internships and jobs. Lastly, this is a great location for anyone that would prefer living in a city instead of a college town.

Contact info

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

902 West New York Street
46202 Indianapolis Indiana
United States of America

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www.iapply.iupui.edu

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