Experience Design- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Experience Design Graduate Director
Department of Art
124 Art Building

The mission of the MFA in Experience Design is to enable learners to gain the design thinking, knowledge, and skills required for developing high fidelity, people-driven outcomes at personal and systemic levels. Coursework for this distance-learning program synthesizes theory and methods from design research, service, user experience, and communication design, encompassing digital and physical technologies. Learners grow these competencies through exercises, projects, and learning experiences designed to develop practical, analytical, creative, emotional, and social intelligences. Graduates are prepared to enter a wide range of design practices as designers and educators who are equipped to lead and develop culturally relevant design innovations in complex contexts.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
ART 555A History of Design3
ART 560Special Topics Design Studio3
ART 622Experience Design Methods3
ART 623Writing for Design Audiences3
ART 624Design for Access3
ART 625Systemic Design3
ART 626Methods of Dissemination3
ART 627Design Research Methods (take two times)3,3
ART 650Experience Design Studio (take four times)3,3,3,3
ART 651Design Research Theory3
ART 700Thesis6
Applied Experience Design: Walt Disney World
Sculpture IV
Graduate Study in Drawing
Graduate Study in Printmaking
Graduate Seminar in Art History
Interactive Business Communication
Visual Rhetoric
Usability and Digital Media Design
Web and Social Media Analytics
Advanced Usability and User Experience
Social Media Marketing and Online Community Management
Digital Branding
Advanced Interaction Design and Development
Ethics and Digital Media
Interactive Media Studies Practicum
Virtual Reality
Total Credit Hours60