Master of Arts Creative Technology

100% Online Master’s Degree Program

Diversify Your Potential and Explore the Intersection of Technology and Creativity.

Fall Application Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2024

This new and innovative, 100% virtual, 30 credit-hour creative technology master’s degree program will help prepare you for not only the present, but the future.

Complete and submit the form below to receive your M.A. in Creative Technology program guide.

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creative and developer skillsets

This program combines creative and design disciplines with core and emerging digital technologies to generate innovative solutions growing in demand across multiple industries. The broad range of topics will prepare creative and technical-oriented individuals to combine their skillsets across interactive media, design, programming, blockchain, and generative AI applications.

Within this master’s program, you’ll learn how to utilize innovative technologies to advance your creative capabilities and prepare yourself for the rapidly evolving needs of the industry. Upon graduation, you will be able to advance your career in graphic design, animation, augmented and virtual reality development, and more.

Career Possibilities

Digital Art Director, Creative Director, Producer
Conceptualize and execute creative projects that utilize technology and design to communicate, inspire and entertain.
Product Designer / Engineer
Use a combination of technical and creative skills to design and build new and innovative products and services.
UX Designer / UI Developer
Understand how people interact with information and media to create optimal digital experiences.
Web3 Marketer
Leverage your knowledge of technologies like blockchain, NFTs, VR and the metaverse to communicate and promote web3 solutions.
Data Visualization Specialist
Transform data and information into accessible visual and interactive representations.

AR-related Job Growth*


Computer and Information Research Scientist Job Growth**


Web Developers and Digital Designers Job Growth***




Who Should Apply?

This program is ideal for those who have training in either the arts or technology, and who want to enhance their knowledge in new technical tools and creative processes.

  • Individuals looking to transition into a new career in creative or technology-related fields
  • Creative professionals who desire a deeper understanding of emerging technologies like AI, Web3, Blockchain, NFTs, AR/VR and data visualization
  • Designers who want to augment their skillset with a greater understanding of programming languages and concepts
  • Software Developers who are interested in design and the creative process
  • Individuals who have a passion for innovation and the creative application of technologies

Promo Module

Use this optional module to call out a webinar, tuition incentive, or other timely event.

Meet The Program Director

Ira Greenberg

Professor and Director

With an eclectic background combining studio arts and computer science, Ira Greenberg has been a painter, 2D and 3D animator, print designer, web and interactive designer/developer, programmer, art director, creative director, managing director, art and computer science professor, and author. He wrote the first major language reference on the Processing programming language, Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art, (Berkeley, CA: friends of ED, 2007) and two subsequent creative coding texts. Greenberg holds a B.F.A. from Cornell University and a M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Why SMU?

Formally established at SMU in 1969, the Meadows School of the Arts is a leader in developing innovative outreach and community engagement programs such as the Master of Arts in Creative Technology. The Meadows School educates its students to become visionary artists, scholars, and communication professionals. The goal of SMU, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the rapidly evolving demands of professional careers.

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