Offered on campus
Media Arts & Science - Master of Science (M.S.)
Laser-focused on emerging technology research
Take your passion to the next level when you earn a Master of Science degree in Media Arts and Science from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI,
Refine your professional skills with our career-focused graduate-level programs and set your sights on research that’s embedded in emerging technologies. Customize a course of study to build on your strengths in fields from user interface and experience (UI/UX) research to immersive technologies.
Fits into your schedule
Our 30-credit-hour professional program emphasizes an applied, project-based approach that allows you to conduct research in the latest digital media production areas.
We offer many evening classes, to easily accommodate working professionals. Part-time students can take advantage of our flexible timetable for degree completion. Full-time students can complete the program in two years.
Specialize in new media
Tailor your degree with study in other fields, including media production, design thinking, user psychology, communication strategy and theory, information management, and computing. Our applicants excel in producing dynamic websites, smartphone apps, and digital illustration, animation, audio and video.
You’ll immerse yourself in interactive education, games and simulations for good, and 3D technologies such as printing, augmented reality and virtual reality. Develop research projects based in your specialty to advance trends in design, and enhance your career by building a valuable portfolio.
Why study at SOIC?
We offer myriad opportunities to utilize the skills you develop in real-world applications through research and collaborative projects.
Access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade, the Advanced Visualization Lab and a virtual reality theater.
Work with our excellent faculty, involved in ground-breaking research in 3-D printing, augmented and virtual reality, serious game creation, and interactive media.
Media Arts and Science Careers
Our graduates design and develop projects that focus on entertainment, serious game design, mobile applications, video and audio production, animation, innovative web design and technologies.
Media Arts and Science graduates work for prominent companies such as Pixar, Cantina Creative, ChaCha, Blizzard Entertainment, ExactTarget, Pacers Sports & Media, Wiley and Sons (Publishers of the For Dummies books), Tour Design (Livenation), Emmis Publications, USA Gymnastics, Capital Records, BET – Black Entertainment Television and Girls, Inc. Positions at these companies range from UX designers and 3-D modelers to project managers and design leads.