Pratt Institute

School of Art and Design

Digital Arts, M.F.A.


200 Willoughby Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Digital Animation and Motion Arts M.F.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Digital Arts program at Pratt consists of the following areas of study: Interactive Arts, Digital Animation and Motion Arts, and Digital Imaging. This 60-credit, full-time program is to be completed in two calendar years. Students complete required coursework in their primary area of emphasis and one year of work on a thesis which culminates in an exhibition or screening of the completed work and a thesis paper. Additional degree requirements include completing six credits of extra-departmental studio electives, one course in art history and one course in liberal studies.

Graduate students study in one of three areas of emphasis in Digital Arts:

Digital Animation and Motion Arts M.F.A.
Students create evocative narrative and non-narrative films using 2-D and 3-D digital animation techniques, live action and motion graphics. Recommended electives include history of animation, film criticism, traditional animation, character design, rigging, lighting and rendering, audio and video, compositing and special effects, and advanced digital animation techniques.

Interactive Arts M.F.A.
Students use computer-human interaction to convey meaning in the form of physical installations, interactive objects and on-line artworks This includes the combination of video, animation, text, audio, and imagery in an interactive environment. Recommended electives include courses in sculpture, history of new media, programming, interactive installation, on-line media, robotics, and electronic music and sound.

Digital Imaging M.F.A.
This area of study employs digital and traditional processes in the creation of large-format digital prints, installations, artist's books and other tactile media. Studies address critical issues and techniques in the development, printing and presentation of digitally based art. Recommended electives include critical history of photography, etching, silkscreen lithography, 3-D printing and digital photography.

Students may also pursue a Dual Degree in Digital Arts/Information and Library Sciences


Pratt Institute is accredited by NASAD and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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