The Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology (MFA DT)
The Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology (MFA DT) program is a two-year, 60-credit full-time interdisciplinary course of study based in studio practice and critical thinking. The curriculum combines visual, interactive, and narrative aspects of technology with programming and computation, enabling students to explore the social and cultural dimensions of technological change. From the moment they enter MFA DT until they present work at their master's thesis symposium, students use design research and processes, theory, writing, and research to explore the growing influence of design on society and the expanding role of technology in design. They collaborate with industry partners and local organizations on real-world projects involving games, Web and mobile applications, animation, motion graphics, and audiovisual performance. They participate in hacks organized to advance the field and exhibit their work at venues around the world. Graduates pursue careers in creative, commercial, research, fine arts, and educational fields that engage with technology.
Related Studies: animation and motion graphics; broadcast design; computer graphics; game design; graphic/communication design; interface design; mobile media; new genres; physical computing/wearable technology; programming; sound design; systems; visual arts; Web design; interaction design; creative technologies
Parsons and The New School are fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999