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MFA in Digital Production Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Production Arts (DPA) at Clemson University is a professional degree program aimed at producing technically savvy, artistically talented graduates who are sought after by the growing electronic arts industry, particularly by those companies engaged in visual effects within the entertainment and commercial video, film, and gaming industries. The DPA program offers a unique blend of instruction from art, computer science, computer engineering, graphic communications, performing arts, philosophy, and psychology, together with newly designed courses targeted at production techniques specific to the animation, visual effects, and electronic games industries. Because the MFA is a terminal degree in fine arts, students will also be prepared to accept university faculty positions.

The program is offered within the Division of Visual Computing in the School of Computing, with significant collaboration with the departments of Art and Performing Arts. It offers a unique blend of instruction, with coursework ranging from the artistic to the technical, all with a strong emphasis on advanced studio methods for visual problem solving.

DPA MFA students have the option to study in either Clemson (McAdams Hall) or Charleston (Zucker Family Graduate Education Center), SC. Click here for more information on DPA in Charleston.

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