4+1 MS with Concentration in Digital Arts

Want to take your computer science and digital arts skills and research farther? Consider the 4 + 1 MS degree program with a Concentration in Digital Arts. The deadline for Fall 2017 admission is December 15, 2016. Apply online here. Current Dartmouth students who are doing the minor in digital arts and have completed CS1 and CS10, can earn an MS degree in four terms, or 12 credits. Six of the credits are courses in computer science and art, the other six are independent research (see details in ORC). Students are encouraged to apply in the spring of their junior year. Students are also encouraged to work on projects in the DALI lab during the year, to augment your skill set (DALI.dartmouth.edu). If you are interested, please contact Lorie Loeb. Juniors and seniors can apply using the current graduate application form. No GRE required and no charge to apply. Full scholarships are available to qualifying students.

Scholarships and Costs

Dartmouth College tuition for 2016-2017 will be set in early 2016 (tuition for 2014-2015 was $15,588 per term). There is a 50% tuition scholarship for students accepted to the 4 + 1 program. Dartmouth students with a B+ or better average in their undergraduate major and their CS courses will be considered for 100% tuition scholarships. Students also pay for the college health insurance plan, unless they have comparable insurance already. The insurance fee for 2016-2017 will be set in early 2016 (detailed information on current fees is available here). Students are responsible for covering their living expenses.

Note: Once admitted, international students must provide written certification of financial support for the MS program.

The required components of your application are:

  • The online application form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • A 100-line sample of code you have written in any language. Explain in one paragraph why you chose this code. Please do not include more than 100 lines.
  • Submit 3-5 samples of your creative work. These could be photos of your work, videos, or sound files. Include a link to your online portfolio, if you have one. Please specify what your contribution to the work is and why you chose it as an example.
  • All applicants should upload a scanned copy of their transcripts. Applicants should not send an official transcript to the Graduate Office unless they are admitted and accept our offer of Admission.
  • These items must reach us by December 15, 2016 in order for your application to receive full consideration.

OPTIONAL Application Materials:

If you have anything else you think would help us get a feel for your work and your interests, please upload them. These could be writing samples, for examples, research papers, or an interactive application you made. Please be sure it is clear what your contribution to the work is.