Our MFA in emergent digital practices is a three-year, technically advanced degree in which you'll use new technologies to produce creative works. Through access to state-of-art spaces and hands-on opportunities to master diverse digital tools, you can push the boundaries of artistic and critical expression. As an MFA student, you'll complete your degree by creating and publicly showcasing a body of original artwork.

MFA students explore art forms ranging from interactive to visual to sonic. The technical and creative problem-solving skills emergent digital practices students develop leave them poised for success in the arts. Graduates have established fulfilling careers as open software or hardware designers, installation artists, curators, technology critics, gallery owners and academics. 

The Emergent Digital Practices MFA Program Provides:

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    Cutting-edge learning spaces that are equal parts laboratory, studio, think-tank and stage

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    Powerful mobile technologies, computer stations and a variety of interactive smart-spaces that allow students to gain experience with the most current tools

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    Small class sizes that allow students to work closely with faculty who are innovators in digital art

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    Internships and projects with Denver Art Museum, Denver Open Media and more

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    A broad spectrum of media literacy combined with practical artistic and technical skills

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Degree Requirements

  • The MFA degree is 92 credits and is typically completed in three years.
  • To complete the degree, you must produce an off-campus exhibition of a significant body of work coupled with a written analysis. 

See the DU Graduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


EDP is for innovative artists who want to expand the potential of technology in art.

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