Master of Fine 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.
The Digital Production Arts program requires students to become proficient in both computer science and art. While few students initially possess equal skills in both areas, you should be able to provide evidence of ability, or at least potential, in each field. Additionally, the program requires every student to complete a master's thesis; therefore, you must submit a writing sample so that your writing skills can be assessed.
In addition to the standard application required by Clemson Graduate School, the DPA program requires a portfolio containing three parts: computer programming samples, art samples, and a writing sample.
For more information about the requirements for Clemson graduate school, please visit the Clemson Graduate School website. You may also watch this video here as to what happens after you apply.
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Gresham Lochner, Owner and Executive Producer of Locktix Visual Effects in Los Angeles, visits DPA [more]
Congratulations to DPA Alum Justin Kern for his work as Technical Director in VFX on the movie "Big Hero 6" which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film at 2015 Oscars.
Congratulations Gina Nearing & Alex Beaty for winning the 2015 Outstanding MFA Student in Digital Production Arts award. The School of Computing Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 4pm in 119 McAdams.
Join DPA faculty, staff, students, alumnus, and industry friends, as we gather for a fun evening of fun, food, drinks, and networking at our Reception on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 6:00-10:00 pm at Tom's Urban LA Live, Los Angeles, CA.
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