MA in Digital Communication and Media Arts - Media Arts Concentration

Master of Arts 2015-2016

Digital Communication and Media Arts

Media Arts Concentration
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Legend
Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
No Introductory course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area, if such an examination is available.
DC 414
DMA 405
Foundation Courses
CMNS 570
DMA 420 (Formerly labeled DMA 527 Digital Media Arts Survey)
DMA 525
MCS 575
Advanced Courses
Students must take the following class twice:
DMA 555 (4 credit hour repeatable class)
Students must also take the following course:
DMA 535
Students should also complete 2 of the following workshop classes:
DMA 410
DMA 415
DMA 425
DMA 475
DMA 480
DMA 490
EXP 440
EXP 442
HCD 421 (Formerly labeled HCD 401 Design and Human Experience)
Major Elective Courses
Students are required to take 4 Major Elective Courses according to the following criteria:
  • Students should choose 2 graduate level elective courses from a College of Communication program.
  • Students should choose 2 additional graduate level elective courses from a College of Communication program or another College of Computing and Digital Media program or another college/department at DePaul University.

Students do not have to follow a particular sequence for their elective course requirements. However, students may focus their electives in an Enriched Allied Field Areas of Art, Media and Design or New Media Studies. Some classes in the Enriched Allied Field Areas of Art, Media and Design and New Media Studies have ben pre-approved for students and do not require the permission of an advisor. Other classes may require an advisor's permission. Pre-approved Enriched Allied Field courses are listed below.

Allied Field Area - New Media Studies
NMS 502
NMS 504
NMS 508
NMS 509
NMS 520
NMS 521

Allied Field Area - Art, Media, and Design
ART 405
ART 427
ART 460
ART 461
ART 489
ART 490