We encourage Dartmouth undergraduates to consider staying on for a Computer Science M.S. degree with a concentration in Digital Arts.
Objective and Overview: A 4+1 program to provide Dartmouth undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire a broader and deeper education in Digital Arts through a combination of coursework and independent research under the direction of one of the program faculty. With integration of the courses and a substantial effort in the independent research carried out during the senior year, the M.S. can be obtained in one year directly after completing the A.B. at Dartmouth.
Prerequisite Courses: Students wishing to enter the program must demonstrate proficiency in each of the following areas: Computer Science and Digital Arts. Such proficiency will normally be demonstrated by completing the following Dartmouth College courses with at least a B grade prior to entering the Master’s Program: COSC 1 (Introduction to Programming and Computation), COSC 10 (Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming), COSC 22 (3D Digital Modeling), COSC 24 (Computer Animation: The State of the Art), COSC 27 (Projects in Digital Arts). These five courses are the three that comprise the core of the Digital Arts Minor plus COSC 1 and COSC 10.
An interim evaluation will be made after each term and continuation within the Master’s Program will be recommended for those students whose work demonstrates the capacity for satisfactory independent research.
Specific Requirements for the Master’s in Computer Science with a Concentration in Digital Arts are as follows:
It is expected that the six courses be completed as early in the program as possible, with at least two courses per term.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
A complete application includes the following: i. A current transcript; ii. Three letters of recommendation; iii. The name of the research advisor and a brief description of the area of interest for a research project. A fuller description of the research project is due by the end of the second term of the M.S. degree program.
Students are encouraged to contact the Program Director in the spring term of their junior year for advice on prerequisites, the program requirements, and application process, and they must apply for admission to the program no later than May 1 of their senior year. Having explored research opportunities with members of the faculty, the applicant is expected to reach an agreement on a specific project with one of the faculty. The program Admissions Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and making offers of admission, to be completed by June 30.
Full scholarships are available to qualifying students.