The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies
Faculty:College of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Digital Arts
Description:Digital Humanities, broadly speaking, refers to “the nexus of fields within which scholars use computing technologies to investigate the kinds of questions that are traditional to the humanities…or ask traditional humanities-oriented questions about computing technologies” (Fitzpatrick).

Similarly, Digital Arts is a highly integrated practice combining strong theoretical frameworks with specific acts of making in graphic design, digital photography, digital video and audio editing, web design, 2D and 3D animation, digital writing, and mobile application development. Combining the two fields in one degree facilitates dialogue between creative and critical studies — a conversation that is central to the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Research undertaken in this graduate program brings computing technologies and makerspace methods together to address such humanities topics as social justice, access, sustainability, ethics, labour, ecology, collaboration, interaction, making, pedagogy, and reading, as well as the ways in which the humanities can pose vital questions about computing technologies.
URL:Digital Arts and Humanities at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
International: $8,777

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76 to 80
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants to the master’s program are expected to hold: the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from UBC, with a B+ (76%) average or better in their third- or fourth-year classes, or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study, with an A (80%) or better average.

    Application Notes : TOEFL: minimum of 550 (paper version) or 90 overall with minimum of 22 in Reading & Listening and minimum of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); or IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0; or MELAB: minimum overall score of 85 with final score of 3 in Speaking.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Please provide one example of your scholarly writing, such as a term paper or a substantial scholarly paper AND/OR submit electronic portfolio of artistic work (3-5 samples of artistic production and/or links to digital work).

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 26, 2019