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 2024 admission is December 15, 2023.


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. There is no charge to apply. Full scholarships are available to qualifying students.

Scholarships and Costs

Dartmouth College tuition for 2023-2024 is $21,484.66 per term. Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for those who qualify. Students also pay for the college health insurance plan, unless they have comparable insurance already. The insurance fee for 2023-2024 is $4,163. (detailed information on current fees is available here). Students are responsible for covering their living expenses.

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

Admission Requirements

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, 2023 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.