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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 M.A.
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall: January 15 - August 10
    • Spring: August 15 - December 1
  • Application

    Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.

    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the program application deadline.

  • Requirements

    Academic Requirements:

    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Recommended last 60-hour GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL. 

    Required Supplemental Documents:

    To be considered for admission, students are required to submit a production portfolio accompanied by a statement of purpose. The following documents must be sent to the program via email to Dr. Leo Chan at chanta@uhcl.edu.

    • Production Portfolio: All portfolio pieces must be accessible online. We do not accept physical objects such as slides or CDs. If passwords are necessary to access the pieces, it is the student's responsibility to communicate them. The committee will not reach out if pieces are not readily accessible. No more than 20 individual pieces should be submitted. The applicant must make clear his or her involvement in the production of each piece. Examples for successful portfolio pieces are written strategic or creative writing materials, graphic design examples, a 15-minute film documentary, a series of digitally prepared photographs with a theme, a website, an app or a game. The most important function of the portfolio is to demonstrate to the selection committee that the intentions outlined in the statement of purpose may be achieved, based on the student's existing experience and skills.
    • 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. The statement should be no more than 800 words. Send Submit the statement with a resume and a portfolio link to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the Apply Texas online application) and email directly to the Digital Media Studies Program Director: Dr. Leo Chant at chanta@uhcl.edu.
  • Admission Review Process 

    If the last 60-hour GPA is below a 3.00 or an applicant has not completed a prior advanced degree, student admission files will be sent to the program for individual review.


Degree Requirements

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Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

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


Digital Media Studies M.A. Faculty

Andrea Baldwin
Andrea Baldwin

Andrea Baldwin

Senior Lecturer,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

Andrea Baldwin Faculty Bio

Michael Brims
Michael Brims

Michael Brims

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

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

Michael Brims Faculty Bio

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 1508.18

Tak Shing (Leo) Chan Faculty Bio

Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris

Associate Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3498
Email: harrisb@uhcl.edu
Office: A1307-9

Brandon Harris Faculty Bio

Brent Kice
Brent Kice

Brent Kice

Associate Professor of Communication,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3482
Email: kice@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.03

Brent Kice Faculty Bio

Anna Klyueva
Anna Klyueva

Anna Klyueva

Associate Professor of Communication/Public Relations,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3442
Email: klyueva@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.12

Anna Klyueva Faculty Bio

Daniel Kraus
Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus

Assistant Professor of Art & Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Email: kraus@uhcl.edu

Daniel Kraus Faculty Bio

Stuart Larson
Stuart Larson

Stuart Larson

Associate Professor of Graphic Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3362
Email: larsons@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.10

Stuart Larson Faculty Bio