In the master of science in media arts and technology students develop the relevant knowledge and skills to recognize new ways for operating and identifying emerging technologies to meet and exceed evolving market demands and for becoming leaders in the improvements of cross-media products and processes. The one-year program provides students the ability to create meaningful and measureable changes in graphic communications through applied cross-media initiatives. The required capstone project allows students to develop and demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a specific topic area. Led by senior faculty, the student capstone project is designed to especially prepare students to be innovators in the rapidly evolving media landscape.
The curriculum concentrates on the latest technologies that allow students to employ knowledge of print, web, mobile, and social media workflows to solve communication problems. The course work investigates strategies, processes, and technologies relating to publishing, graphic communications, print, and media. The diverse expertise of the faculty ensure a breadth of relevant experience while educating students on issues and trends across the graphic communications field. RIT’s School of Media Sciences strives to be on the leading edge of graphic communications and gives students the opportunity to address real world problems within the industry. This master's degree aims to create a collaborative environment where a student combines course work with access to faculty expertise, staff support, and extensive facilities to extend their current knowledge base.
Plan of study
The program is two semesters, 30 credit hours of study, and culminates with a capstone project.
The media arts and technology program encourages cross-disciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Students may choose elective courses from a variety of courses offered in the School of Media Sciences or with other graduate departments and programs at RIT.
The capstone project requires students to develop and demonstrate extensive knowledge on a specific topic related to graphic communications. Students complete original work in the form of a number of methodologies, including experiments, comprehensive case studies, surveys, focus groups, and research analysis. Outcomes from this experience include innovation of a process, recognizing unmet customer needs, solving cross-media issues, and/or identifying resources required for business transformation or business solutions.
Media arts and technology, MS degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|PPRT-642||Industry Issues and Trends||3|
|PPRT-743||Perspectives on Contemporary Publishing||3|
|PPRT-731||Digital Content Management||3|
|PPRT-603||Operations Management in the Graphic Arts||3|
|PPRT-703||Cross Media Workflow||3|
|PPRT-721||Implementing Media Business Change||3|
|PPRT-747||Capstone I, II||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in media arts and technology, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university,
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit two letters of recommendation
- Submit a current resume
- Submit a personal statement
- Complete a graduate application