DXARTS Ph.D - Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • Prior to the General Examination at the end of phase two, six quarters of full-time study must be completed (Some students may require longer preparation before being approved to take the General Examination). Part-time quarters may be added together to equal full-time 10 credit quarters, but three out of four consecutive quarters must be full-time. None of the credits earned for this requirement may be in DXARTS 800 (Final Doctoral Project) credits.

  • Complete 60 credits of DXARTS approved courses (not including the DXARTS 800 credits). At least 30 of the credits earned must be at the 500 level. At least 30 must be in graded 400 and 500 level courses.

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in DXARTS courses. At the discretion of the Program Director in consultation with DXARTS faculty students who fall below a 3.0 GPA may be allowed a probationary period during which they must show improvement or be terminated from the program.

  • The student must pass the General Exam. Registration as a graduate student is required during the quarter the exam is taken.

  • The student must complete a Final Project that is a substantial and original contribution in both artistic and technical domains. The student must take at least 27 credits of DXARTS 800 (Final Doctoral Project) over a period of at least three quarters before taking the Final Doctoral Exam.

  • The student must pass the two-part Final Exam. Registration as a doctoral student is required during the quarter the exam is taken.