Digital Media Studies M.A.

The Possibilities are Endless

Digital media is changing faster than ever; change right along with it equipped with a Master of Arts in Digital Media Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our cutting-edge interdisciplinary instruction will lead you to explore and integrate emerging media, working with graphic design, photography, art, video, communication, business, computer programming and more. By immersing yourself in practical projects with real clients, you will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates the versatility

A Flexible Degree Plan for a World of Possibilities

Choose from one of three concentrations as you pursue your degree: production and design, public relations and social media, or gaming. Discover how to create a degree to meet your career goals from a curriculum that includes courses in communication, graphic design, social media, public relations, campaign planning, marketing management, psychology and instructional technology. We offer the varied core curriculum paired with flexible electives to both tailor your studies and broaden your horizons. To leap ahead in your career or dive deeper into academic study and creative expression, you may choose from several capstone options: graduate internship, original graduate project, graduate thesis, and comprehensive examination.

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Admission Requirements

  • Digital Media Studies
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: Jan. 15 - March 31
    Spring: Aug. 15 - Oct. 15- Extended to Dec. 1

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    You are expected to have had courses in Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Media Writing and Web Design. If you feel you have the experience to waive the entrance requirements, please submit a portfolio to the Digital Media Studies Program Director along with a detailed description of their skills and experience.

    You must also submit a "Statement of Purpose" describing previous education, work experience, and relevant coursework. Include why you are interested in Digital Media and why you are interested in our program. Please also tell us which track (Gaming, Production Design or Public Relations & Social Media) that you would like to pursue. Include any additional information you would like us to know. The statement should be no more than 800 words. Send the statement with a resume and a portfolio of previous work directly to the DMST Program Director:

    Leo Chan Ph.D.
    Digital Media Studies Master's Program
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    Bayou Building 1508.18 Box 10
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058


Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Digital Media Studies M.A. Faculty

Andrea Baldwin
Andrea Baldwin

Andrea Baldwin

Lecturer of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3479
Email: baldwin@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor central 1307.14

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Diana Bowen
Diana Bowen

Diana Bowen

Assistant Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3354
Email: bowend@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.04

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Michael Brims
Michael Brims

Michael Brims

Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3391
Email: brims@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 2109.16

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Leo Chan
Tak Shing (Leo) Chan

Tak Shing (Leo) Chan

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3323
Email: ChanTa@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.10

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Debra Clark
Debra Clark

Debra E. Clark

Associate Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3399
Email: clarked@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508-24

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Anne Henry
Anne Henry

Anne M. Henry

Lecturer of Communications and Digital Media Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3317
Email: Henry@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233

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Brent Kice
Brent Kice

Brent Kice

Assistant Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3482
Email: kice@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.17

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Anna Klyueva
Anna Klyueva

Anna Klyueva

Assistant Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3442
Email: klyueva@uhcl.edu
Office: B2529.03

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Stuart Larson
Stuart Larson

Stuart Larson

Department Chair of Communication and Studio Arts and Associate Professor of Graphic Design ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3362
Email: larsons@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB2109.11

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