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Digital Art & Design, M.F.A. – Fine Arts & Technology Concentration

Push the boundaries of new media and develop creative artwork with tools such as motion capture, 3-D scanning and printing, programming, and augmented reality.

What You’ll Learn

The Digital Art & Design, M.F.A. – Fine Arts & Technology concentration helps you push the boundaries of your imagination by producing concept-driven, innovative works of art with both new technologies and traditional tools and mediums. Each of your classes explores and integrates cutting-edge technology, with an emphasis on its impact on the art experience. Your classroom projects incorporate the use of 3-D modeling software to create memorable characters and environments; motion capture to drive those characters and bring them to life; and experiential art through the use of VR/AR.

Career Options

  • Arts Educator
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Sculptor
  • Motion Capture Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Production Artist
Student Work

Student Work

Students earning their M.F.A. in animation, fine arts and technology, and graphic design display their thesis projects in an annual exhibition on our New York City campus.

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Paul Griffin (B.S. ’84)

Star Wars

Throughout Paul’s career, he’s worked on well-known projects such as Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace; and King Kong.

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Theerawat Khajornkhanphet (M.F.A. ’14)

Uvphactory

In his role as a junior designer at UVPHACTORY, an award-winning motion design and visual effects company in New York City, Theerawat has worked on projects from the American Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy, to animations at festivals around the world.

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"The Digital Art & Design, M.F.A. – Fine Arts & Technology concentration gives me the tools and resources I need to design art that gives us a better understanding of the future of the creative world. From diverse, creative faculty to the latest software and hardware in our facilities, I can study, play with, and develop art that honors current trends and also propels us forward."

Joseph Vasikauskas (M.F.A. ’21)


Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

$72,520

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Top-Tier Ranking

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you will be prepared at a professional level for research, creative work, and business practices and technology. You will be well-equipped to pursue a range of careers within the realm of galleries, museums, arts foundations, and college-level teaching.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

Do. Make. Innovate.

Animation and Film Festival

New York, NY | May 20, 2022 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

This year’s festival will feature screenings of animations, motion graphic pieces, films, and documentary shorts created by students in our Digital Art and Design and Communication Arts programs. Submissions are judged by industry guests from the animation and film industry with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

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Student Profile: Charon Hu

Long Island, NY | May 16, 2022

When Charon Hu graduates from New York Tech’s Long Island campus this May, he will make England his next stop on his path to expand his architectural knowledge into areas and issues he became aware of during his undergraduate education.

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