Students in this concentration complete a mix of computer science courses, digital arts courses, and research/thesis. They experience a rigorous and focused computer science education, foundational courses in digital arts, and a deep dive into a research topic within the areas of visual computing and digital arts (e.g., computer graphics, HCI, digital fabrication, digital art and media, computer vision, VR, and AR). Students in the Masters of Science graduate program in Computer Science with a concentration in Digital Arts (CS/DA), by design, will come from a wide variety of backgrounds. All students will have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at a four-year college/university. All students must have completed the equivalent of Dartmouth's CS1 and CS10 courses, with a grade of B+ or better. Students are also expected to have majored or minored in at least one of the areas we consider a foundational area of visual computing and digital arts.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Computer Science
- Digital Arts
- Studio Art/Design
- Computer Animation/Modeling
- Computational Photography
- Physics or Mathematics
The CS/DA program is divided into three areas: Technical Courses (general graduate level computer science courses); Digital Art Courses; and Research/Thesis Courses. At the end of the program, all students will write a thesis based on their research and then present and defend their work. For a complete list of requirements for graduation please see the ORC.
Dartmouth undergraduates are eligible to take the 4+1 MS in CS with a Concentration in Digital Arts.