Designed for students who want to pursue a deeper dive into the ideas and making within emergent digital practices (EDP), the 4+1 MA program offers expanded professional preparation for leadership positions in arts, design and technology.
At its heart, the EDP program is interdisciplinary and focused on the public good. Adding the EDP MA to your BA gives you the opportunity to critically analyze and contextualize various areas of study in relation to technology and digital tools while materializing an engaging public project that demonstrates your voice. The 4+1 BA/MA doubles the number of EDP courses you will take, allowing for depth and complexity in your ideas and technical abilities, taking your liberal arts education to the next level.
At the end of the 4+1 BA/MA degree is a thesis project, a keystone experience that will serve as a portfolio and example for future employers of how you engage and empower others with thoughtfully applied technologies.
Emergent Digital Practices Provide:
Cutting-edge learning spaces that are equal parts laboratory, studio, think tank and stage
Digital Fabrication technologies, powerful imaging and sonification tools and a variety of interactive flex-spaces that allow students to gain experience with the most current tools
Small class sizes that allow students to work closely with faculty who are innovators in digital arts and design
Collaborations and projects with institutions like the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and more
A broad understanding of new media literacies combined with practical and technical skills.
- For the dual-degree program, you will need to complete both the undergraduate and graduate level requirements, which total 223 credits minimum.
- You will need to complete 175 credit hours at the undergraduate level and 48 credit hours at the graduate level.
- You are required to complete a project and choose to craft either a thesis or major research paper that is conceptually interconnected with that project. If you choose to write a thesis, you must successfully pass an oral defense.
About this Course
This course provides graduate students with the strategies and techniques of research in the area of digital media studies.
Digital Design Concepts
About this Course
An introductory course requiring conceptual, perceptual and manual skills to meet rigorous studio research into the history of mark-making, letter forms and layout designs as reflective of cultural, social, political and psychological contexts of interpretation. This class also emphasizes 2-D principles of design, including form, structure, conceptual understanding, visual aesthetics, semiotics, organizational systems, relationships of typography and imagery.
About this Course
The course focuses on student’s creative production. Critiques are moderated by a different faculty member each quarter. Conceptual, methodological and theoretical concerns are stressed. Critiques are designed to assist in the experimentation, preparation and construction of individual art projects. Time is also spent on preparing students for a professional practice in the Arts. Course may be repeated up to six times.
Applying to the Emergent Digital Practices 4+1
The EDP 4+1 program combines the BA and MA in EDP. To join, undergraduate students must first apply to the University of Denver and pursue the BA in EDP. Current DU students with a declared major in EDP may then apply to the 4+1 program. For more information please contact the department.