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Master's in Arts and Technology | University of Oklahoma Online





Create Digital Experiences
for the 21st Century

The OU Online M.A. in Art and Technology is a 100% online, 33-credit hour program that can be completed in as few as 18 months. Rooted in both a theory of art and art history, the program’s comprehensive curriculum bridges the world of art, design, and technology by teaching students how to utilize emerging technologies to push the boundaries of digital creation in the 21st century. Graduates of this program will be able to work as graphic designers, animators, game developers, programmers, and more.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Benefits of the Art and 
Technology Master's Degree

Become a Competitive Candidate 

Master technological competency with a variety of software applications used in the creation of digital art while developing an understanding of key developments in art history and the adaptation of new technology in art production.

Excel in a Rapidly Changing Industry

Study with experts and practicing artists who have exhibited nationally and internationally and can help build your network while receiving cutting-edge guidance in leveraging your tech skills for creative expression.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible, affordable online program designed for working professionals. Classes are asynchronous, with optional synchronous sessions available. Engage in discussions with professors and fellow students while you learn new technologies and software used in art production.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field

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Pursue Your 
Art and Technology
Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

OU Online’s M.A. in Art and Technology program is structured to give students an understanding of key developments in art history and the adaptation of new technologies in art production. Students will master technological competencies across various software used in the emerging art and technology space and learn to critically evaluate the applicability and effectiveness of different technologies and techniques related to art and design.

Students will use a variety of programming structures and languages in Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), including JavaScript, C#, and Python. Using industry-standard software, they will also create moving images, visual effects, and 2D or 3D animation.

Graduates will understand the essential principles of game design to create game environments, experimental narratives, and other interactive media. They will learn to present their work, explaining technical and creative decisions regarding their message and chosen medium.

Students can start in the spring, summer, or fall, joining asynchronous and optional synchronous sessions led by world-class OU faculty. All courses in the program are core courses.

Course Sequence:

History and Theory of Art and Technology

Creative Coding Techniques

Emerging Art and Technology

Video and Sound Techniques 

3-D Animation Techniques

Motion Graphics Techniques

Moving Image Production

Game Engine Techniques 

Interactive Media Production

Mixed Reality Techniques 

Professional Project

Professional Forum 

As a graduate of the online M.A. in Art and Technology, students will be able to:

  • Understand key theoretical developments in the history of art and the adaptation of new technologies in the production of art
  • Critically evaluate the applicability and effectiveness of different technologies, topics, and techniques as they relate to art and design
  • Apply a variety of programming structures and languages in Object Oriented Programming (OOP), including, but not limited to, JavaScript, C#, and Python
  • Create raster and vector-based moving images, animations, and visual effects using industry-standard software
  • Master technological competencies across various software in emerging art and technology
  • Understand and evaluate essential principles of art and design to create experimental narratives, game environments, and other interactive media 
  • Students learn to analyze and present their work through the classroom forum, explaining technical, ideological, ethical, and creative decisions regarding their subject and chosen medium. 

To apply to our online M.A. in Art and Technology, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent). Applicants should have general computer literacy to apply to this program.

Applicants must complete the following:

  • Complete an online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Artist Statement / Personal Statement
    • Please explain your professional creative goals and interests and how they apply to the OU Art and Technology master’s program.
    • Help reviewers better understand your portfolio through an artist statement about the work you submit.
  • Submit a visual portfolio with at least ten images or media files of your artwork or professional work. Uploaded images are required. A website link may not be used as a substitution for uploaded images. This should be presented as a professional portfolio. Images should be oriented correctly.  
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Like every OU Online program, the M.A. in Art and Technology is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an M.A. in Art and Technology from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $26,994 ($818 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included. 

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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