Digital Worlds Institute

MA in Digital Arts & Sciences

Unleash your creative potentials at the intersection of the Arts, Communications, and Technology.

Graduate Study

Our two-year graduate program promotes critical thinking, academic research, and collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork. With one-on-one faculty mentorship, students develop and advance their knowledge towards the completion of individual thesis projects. Through a sequence of core and elective courses, students will be well-prepared to enter a variety of emerging digital industries with advanced placement, pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures, or to continue onward towards an interdisciplinary PhD. 

“In today’s digital, information age, there’s many more varied opportunities for self expression than what would have been traditionally taught.” -Matt Ebling, MA in DAS student

The UF Digital Worlds Institute is the winner of the International Digital Media and Arts Association’s “Most Innovative Program” Award (2008), with a reputation for leading-edge initiatives at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Graduates holding the MA in DAS degree often seek employment in the creative services sector, which encompasses a variety of dynamic fields, such as digital arts and entertainment, web and mobile design, and serious and applied video games. 

We invite students from diverse academic backgrounds to apply.  Admission preferences typically include applicants with proven interests and established skill sets in one or more of the following areas:

  • Web development, web app programming, and mobile development
  • Interactive programming and design
  • 3D animation and digital storytelling
  • Interactive design for performance (including audio)
  • Game design and development

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