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Media Arts and Technology - PhD

Media Arts & Technology Graduate Doctor of Philosophy

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The Media Arts and Technology (MAT) curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad grounding in media arts and technology, motivate creative thought and independent research that pushes the boundaries of the field, provide opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary project work, and impart concrete job skills for work in artistic or technical roles in future media fields. As a student in the program, you’ll develop cross-disciplinary proficiency and work collaboratively. Faculty advisors will assist you in planning your electives depending on your background and interests.

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Graduate and Professional Pathways

  • Academia

  • Media companies

Top Employers

  • All the top tech firms

  • Many international academic institutions

Related Disciplines

  • A number of our MS students are PhDs in music composition and MFA students in Art.

Associated Interests

  • Electronic music

  • Virtual reality

  • Augmented reality

  • Immersive audio

  • AI

  • Fabrication

  • 7 Data visualization

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