Guidelines and Deadlines For Admittance to the Master's in Arts Technology
To be admitted to the Arts Technology masters degree program, students must apply to the Program and Illinois State University's Graduate School at the Admissions web page. Submit the following materials to the Program’s admissions committee for review. Except for the portfolio, all materials must be submitted through the Graduate School Admissions web site. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis as completed applications are submitted; however, the Program begins making decisions about fall admissions February 1 and spring admissions November 1.
Please provide to the Program:
- Letter of application stating your interest and what you plan to emphasize in your work (upload at time of application).
- Writing sample: may be poems, short story, script, or an essay (upload at time of application). If you wish, you may write about what you think the role of an arts technologist in the 21st century will be (this is only a suggestion for those who don’t have writing samples at the ready).
- Resume. (upload at time of application)
- Portfolio consisting of 6-10 pieces of work. (submitted directly to the program director). Work may be submitted on a disk or within a web site and may include any combination of the following:
The work must be viewable on Mac or PC.
- animated art and design
- sound files of music performances and sound design projects
- video, stills, and sketches of set and costume design
- web site design.
Send portofolio to:
Arts Technology Program/Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 5600
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5600
All other application materials must be submitted through the Illinois State University Admissions web page.
You are responsible for arranging for the return of your materials. Inquiries: (309) 438-8322
Limited full-time and part-time graduate assistantships are available in the College of Fine Arts and the Arts Technology Program. Arts Technology students may also apply for assistantships in other departments on campus. Many departments seek students with computer application and/or web development and design skills. Students who seek an assistantship must apply online.
Tuition waivers and scholarships are also available. Contact the Arts Technology Program Director for more information.