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Media Arts

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Digital Filmmaking M.F.A. Program Description
Integrated Digital Media M.F.A. Program Description

Admission

Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the School of Media Arts is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report GRE scores (optional).
    2. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average)
    3. 3 Letters of recommendations.
    4. Upload a personal statement / cover letter (For Integrated Digital Media: Tell us what interests you about this particular program, why you want to join and what you hope to accomplish with this degree).
    5. Upload resume
    6. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Additional application must be sent directly to the School of Media Arts.
    • For Digital Filmmaking:
      1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489 (optional).
      2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the School of Media Arts from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
      3. Digital Video: Tell us, however you wish to do it, what interests you in the program, why you want to join, what life has in store for you after you graduate, etc. Keep this to no more than five minutes, please.
      4. Life Story: Tell us a story from your life—humorous, serious, enlightening, mysterious… If you’re in a bind, tell us the first story that comes to mind when you think of your father or mother. This can be submitted in writing or on video.
      5. Crisis Story: Write a story of no more than two type-written pages, dealing with a moment of crisis. This can be from your life or fictional. Make sure it has a beginning, middle and an end. Try to make the writing as visually connected as possible.
      6. Examples of Artwork: Whatever skills or art forms you might be involved in, send us examples (not your entire body of work). If you paint, send us a couple of photos of some work. If you write, send us your latest work, screenplay, etc.
      7. Self Portrait: Whatever your skill level, whatever the medium, send us a self portrait.
    • For Integrated Digital Media:
      1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489.
      2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the School of Media Arts from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
      3. Media Arts Portfolio Submission: The required portfolio should consist of 5-10 examples of your artistic work. These examples need to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following areas: digital still image design, motion design, compositing, animation, modeling, or interactive digital media. The work may be submitted on a DVD or accessed online. If your work is accessed online, make sure to include a clearly marked URL.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - Priority will be given to complete application packets postmarked by Auguet 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Media Arts
Department website

Campus Location
McGill Hall, Room 224

Federal Express Delivery
MEDIA ARTS ADMISSIONS-DFM
McGill Hall 224
32 Campus Drive #4608
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

(406) 243-4540
Fax: (406) 243-4544
MediaArts@umontana.edu

For more information regarding the application process please contact:
Mark Shogren
Director, School of Media Arts
406.243.4534
mark.shogren@umontana.edu

Head, Graduate Program - Digital Filmmaking
Michael R. Murphy

Head, Graduate Program-Integrated Digital Media
Rick Hughes