MA in Digital Arts & Sciences

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The Master of Arts in DAS allows students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds the opportunity to develop fluency in the technologies, design practices, and collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork increasingly required by the media, communications, and entertainment industries.  

We are now accepting applications for On-Campus students for entry into our MA program for the 2015 Fall semester. Graduate Assistantships are available for well-qualified applicants already skilled in areas including 2D and 3D animation, interaction design, digital video production and post-production, digital storytelling, and game design and production.

Graduates holding the MA in DAS degree would typically seek employment in the creative services sector, applying digital techniques and technologies in a variety of professions. Opportunities range from traditional cinema and broadcast media to interactive games, online international networks, and other emergent industries.

Tours of the Digital Worlds Institute facilities are typically given on Fridays for pre-arranged groups of 5 or more. These tours include a walk-through of our Research, Education and Visualization Environment (REVE), as well as our Serious and Applied Gaming Environment (SAGE). Depending on timing, you may be able to meet current graduate students and see the spaces where classes are held.

Upcoming Tours for Prospective Students:

  •  Digital Worlds Institute tours are generally scheduled for the 2nd Friday of each month, but during the month of February 2015, we will be conducting tours EVERY Friday between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Please call the REVE front desk at (352) 294-2000 for more details or to sign up, or email with your name, the number of people in your party, and your areas of interest.

Graduate Admissions

The deadline for receipt of all application materials for review for FALL 2015 admissions to the MA in DAS program is March 15, 2015. 

Admissions Cycle

The Digital World Institute formally admits one cohort to the Master of Arts in Digital Arts & Sciences in the Fall of each year. On an ad hoc basis, we also accept inquiries regarding applications for Spring admission (until September 15). Because of class schedules, curriculum structures and resource availability, however, we are rarely able to accept students for Spring admission, so we strongly encourage all interested candidates to apply for Fall admission before the March 15 deadline for full consideration.

For more information on the Admissions Procedure, please visit: APPLY page

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MA in Digital Arts & Sciences

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  • MADAS Courses
    MA in DAS Course Catalog
  • REQ
    MA in DAS Computer Requirements
  • DWHB
    MA in DAS Student Handbook
  • FACT
    MA in DAS Fact Sheet
  • Graduate Assistant Work Schedule
    Spring 2015 Class Schedule
  • SP15G
    Graduate Spring 2015 Courses

The current growth of creative multi-media technologies in every aspect of entertainment, education, commerce, communication, science and engineering attests to their power and importance. Bridging the gap between creativity and precision, form and function, the MA in DAS offers a synergistic environment that provides educational and hands-on training in the technical, formal and conceptual skills necessary to work in digital media industries. Multimedia and creative technologies are a global growth market, with entertainment technologies, interaction design, virtual reality and evolving social networks emerging as a driving force to reorganize our information and its infrastructure. From all indications, the future demand for graduates from this program will be very strong.

Postbaccalaureate Admissions

The Digital Worlds’ Institute offers postbaccalaureate status to qualified students who have already completed their undergraduate degree and wish to continue their studies without seeking immediate admission to the Master of Arts in Digital Arts & Sciences program. Students with postbaccalaureate status are eligible to take courses offered by the Digital Worlds Institute at the undergraduate level. For more information about postbaccalaureate status, please contact our Advisor at: