M.S. in Arts Technology
The Master of Science in Arts Technology is a 39-hour interdisciplinary program in the College of Fine Arts that emphasizes theory, design, and practice in the application of computer technology to art, music, and theatre.
The program provides critical training and experiences in arts technology to better prepare professional artists for the rapidly emerging need for training in digital art, computer graphics and theatre design, digital music and sound, multimedia, Web design, and arts management.
Our program is well-suited for the practicing artist who has had little experience with digital technologies. Our programs adds digital technologies experience to their arts training. We also provide a great set of skills and opportunities for exploration for teachers in the arts who wish to expand into digital areas, such as Ken Cowdery, a recent graduate of the M.S. in Arts Technology who teaches graphic arts, web design, and video at Bloomington High School.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Use html and WYSIWYG editors to create interactive web experiences that are visually and aurally inventive
- Create and edit sound materials digitally
- Operate either a Windows or Macintosh PC
- Capture, edit, and manipulate both motion and still images
- Extend their work in Music, Art, Theatre, or Dance into digital media
- Work with other artists in collaborative projects
- Assess and articulate social and aesthetic implications of digital media
- Solve problems, both technical and aesthetic, in a digital environment
- Explore complex artistic objectives via the medium of the computer
- Combine digital and non-digital media into complex installations/performances
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We're glad you are interested in the Program in Arts Technology! Please call (309) 438-8322 to schedule an appointment to discuss the program in more detail. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please visit our Admissions & Portfolio Submission Guidelines and Deadlines for more details about our program submission requirements.
Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 to be a student in good standing at Illinois State University.
The faculty in Arts Technology are exploring ways to incorporate portfolio reviews into our advisement and retention structure. Look for more guidelines in the future!
The major in Arts Technology is a 55-hour interdisciplinary program in the College of Fine Arts. The degree provides undergraduate training and experiences that provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in multimedia design, including digital video and sound, computer graphics and theatre design, digital and MIDI music, and web design.
Refer to the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog for detailed information about program requirements, course descriptions and prerequisites.
All classes require "Clearance" from Arts Technology Advisor.
Courses offered for Spring 2016 include:
- ATK 301.01 -- Software Design 1 -- MW 1:00-2:15 in CW 315
- ATK 301.02 -- Software Design 1 -- MW 11:30-12:45 in CVA 50
- ATK 380.02 -- TBA -- MW 10:00-11:15 in CVA 50
- ATK 300.01 -- Career Workshop -- 5 weeks F 9:00-10:50 in CVA 50
- ATK 300.02 -- Career Workshop -- 5 weeks F 1:00-2:50 in CVA 50
- ATK 201.02 -- Basic Skills in the Digital Arts -- MW 1:00-1:50 in CVA 201
- ATK 260.01 -- Computer Arts Performance -- MW 4:00-5:15 in CVA 50
- ATK 260.02 -- Computer Arts Performance -- MW 2:30-3:45 in CVA 50
- ART 284 -- Expanded Media 1-- TR 9:00-11:50 in CVA 32
Students utilize digital tools and fabrication techniques in studio art production, exploring specialized topics such as programming, motion, and time.
Prerequisites: ART 103, 104, 109
- ART 357 -- Expanded Media 2-- MW 1:00-3:50 in CVA 32
Prerequisites: ART 284
- ART 371 -- Digital 3-D --TR 1:00-3:50 in CVA 50
Not for graduate credit.
- ATK 302 -- Software Design 2 -- TR 1:30-2:45 in CW 315
- ATK 380.04 -- TBA -- TR 10:00-11:15 in CW 315
- MUS 223 -- Music Business 2 -- TR 12:00-1:15 in CE 229
- ATK 340.01 -- Sound Design -- TR 10:00-11:15 in CVA 50
- ATK 380.05 -- Advanced Digital Audio --TR 8:30-9:45 in CVA 50
Prerequisites: ATK 340
- ATK 380.06 -- Mixing and Mastering Multitrack Recordings -- TR 11:30-12:45 in CVA 50
- Using pre-existing stems from Weathervane recording sessions to practice mixing and mastering techniques on multi-track recordings. Students taking this course will need to pay an $80 membership fee to join Weathervane Music to become a 'premix member' http://weathervanemusic.org/membership This membership will provide you with all the hi-res tracks/stems to use throughout the semester. Prereq: Advanced Digital Audio or Consent of Instructor
- ATK 401 -- Portfolio Development in Arts Technology -- Friday, December 4, 2015, 9:00am - 4:30pm, CVA 50.
Other meetings maybe arranged at various times throughout the semester.
This course is a group review where graduate students present work to the entire Arts Technology faculty and each other.
For graduate students only
- ART 252.01-- Video 1 -- MW 1:00-3:50 in CVA 11
- ART 252.02-- Video 1 -- MW 6:00-8:50 in CVA 11
- ATK 345 -- Sequencing & Digital Audio -- MW 10:00-11:15 in CVA 315
- ATK 380.01 -- Advanced Web Design and Development -- MW 11:30 - 12:45 in CW 315
This course will focus on advanced web implementations and concepts.
Driven Web Sites, CSS3/HTML5, and Search Engine Optimization.
Prerequisite; ATK 301
- ATK 480 -- Advanced Topics in Arts Technology -- M 5:30-8:20 in CVA 201
For graduate students only