Resources: Graduate Programs

Degree(s) Offered: MFA
Institution: UCLA
Department: Design | Media Arts
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Address: Broad Art Center, 240 Charles E. Young Dr., Suite 2275, Box 951456, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1456
State: California
Zip Code: 90095-1456
Country: United States
Phone: +1 310.825.9007


The UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. Our internationally renowned faculty provides each student with a creative and intellectual foundation for constructing a unique contribution to culture. DMA is committed to educating conscientious creators by emphasizing production within the context of history and theory. The core curriculum is augmented by series of vital lectures, workshops, and other events, and we actively encourage our students to pursue additional interests within the university.

Within the context of the department, design is a process and way of thinking, and media arts foreground experimental media creation. We synthesize practice, history, and theory and hybridize technologies, discourses, and audiences. The results emerge in and on books, galleries, game consoles, installations, films, magazines, performances, public spaces, televisions, and websites. We strive to create socially and culturally relevant objects, experiences, and spaces.

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