MFA: Design

The Dynamic Media Institute

The MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute) explores the role and possibilities of dynamic media in communication design. Each student's unique vision and passion for design develops into an original body of ideas and fresh practice.

Students come to DMI from diverse educational backgrounds and disciplines: architects, industrial designers, programmers, engineers, filmmakers, musicians, anthropologists, photographers, fine artists, and graphic designers. The student body reflects the program's cross-disciplinary approach to dynamic media design.

Admission to the MFA: Design program is highly selective, enrolling eight to ten students each year. Students come from all over the world including Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Venezuela, and the United States.

The 60-credit MFA: Design program is offered in three tracks: a two-year track in four semesters; a three-year track in five semesters; or a three-year track in six semesters, the only difference being the distribution of elective credits. DMI also offers a one-year fellowship "non-matriculating track" to which candidates are accepted based on specific project proposals.

Visit the Dynamic Media Institute website to learn more.

Fresh Media

In the last few years DMI students have curated the FRESH MEDIA show. This is an annual showcase of projects by the graduate student artists and designers in the MFA in Design (Dynamic Media Institute) at MassArt. Students are from diverse backgrounds in engineering, fine arts, computer programming, graphic/industrial design, marketing and advertising. FRESH MEDIA exhibitions often include interactive and dynamic work ranging from computer based imagery, aural soundscapes, data visualization, and even game-like storytelling. To get a glimpse of our latest show visit: Fresh Media 2015.

DMI Book

The DMI Book presents a compilation of faculty and student essays, featured student projects, thesis abstracts and more information about the program. This publication offers a great insight into the program's philosophy and outcomes. 


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View the 2015 MFA Thesis Catalog

2015 MFA Thesis Catalog