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Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) at the University of Denver


Calling all tinkerers, digital explorers, techno¬-cultural critics, and visionaries of new worlds — University of Denver has a place for you to grow, experiment, and thrive. Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) brings together art, design, digital tools, culture, and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment.


EDP is very active in the community, investing in educational tools used in and out of classrooms across the world. A few recent initiatives include:

  • Co-sponsoring the EYEO and INST-INT 2015 conference videos, sharing talks by the best in the field
  • Hosting the Processing Development Team in 2014 as they prepared the new version 3 release
  • Hosting Momentum: Women/Art/Technology in 2015, an international endeavor celebrating the work of women art professionals who use technology as their mode of expression
  • Faculty member Chris Coleman is the co-creator of Maxuino, a free tool for making it easy for Max users to talk to Arduinos
  • Currently organizing a Winter 2016 documentation sprint to improve the educational materials for openFrameworks


Emergent Digital Practices offers:


University of Denver’s two-­year MA and three-­year MFA offer two different experiences anchored by the same core concepts:

The EDP Master of Arts Degree (MA) is for those who want to expand their knowledge base with technical skills, creative thinking, and critical perspectives. Explore new ways of integrating digital tools into your discipline — be it science, literature, or social engagement. In this unique MA degree you will learn hands-­on digital skills alongside cultural theories. Employment opportunities span prominent ad agencies to developing for non­profits.

The EDP Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) is a terminal degree allowing a deep exploration into using technology as a means of creative expression. Learn to weave broad critical perspectives into your work and inspire ways to change our world for the better. Professional outcomes include tenure-­track faculty positions and commissions for socially engaged public art.

Emergent Digital Practices is a NASAD accredited interdisciplinary program at the University of Denver, a 150-year­-old not­-for­-profit liberal arts university dedicated to the public good. Now accepting applications for Fall 2016 with priority consideration for admission and financial assistance given to those who submit complete applications by January 20, 2016. We will continue to accept applications through May 31.