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The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, or DXARTS, is a program offering PhD studies in new media art at the University of Washington.

The goal of doctoral education in Digital Arts and Experimental Media is to create opportunities for artists to discover and document new knowledge and expertise at the most advanced levels higher education can offer. While creating new art is at the center of all activities in the program, the DXARTS PhD is a research-oriented degree requiring a substantial commitment to graduate-level study and reflection. The Ph.D. degree prepares artists to pursue original creative and technical research in Digital Arts and Experimental Media and pioneer lasting innovations on which future artists and scholars can build.


The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) began as a new program at the University of Washington within the College of Arts & Sciences in 2001. It began offering BFA and PhD degrees in Fall 2004. Prior to that, the program offered courses and supported independent research projects for students from diverse departments within the University of Washington. The program builds on the work done at both the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH) and the School of Music Computer Center (SMCC). Over the past several years, DXARTS/CARTAH and SMCC have assembled an increasing range of audio tools for high-end research, production, post-production, and presentation. This has enabled students to pioneer new sonic art forms and create award-winning audio works. Recently it has broadened its approaches to new media and digital arts, creating a full BFA and PhD major around the curriculum. These genres and mediums include:

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