The MASTER OF FINE ARTS (MFA) in Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech is a professional degree program that prepares students to use digital and interactive technologies to create, present, communicate, and shape information and imagery. The program is cross-disciplinary and inter- media, enabling talented and engaged students to design a challenging plan of study uniquely tailored to their interests and goals. The program promotes innovation at the intersection of art, design, and technology.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Human Centered Design (HCD) offers students at Virginia Tech a graduate certificate or an individualized PhD.
HCD is a field of design research that insists that the needs, wants, and limitations of end-users are integrated at every stage of the design process. HCD involves artists, designers, educators, engineers, computer scientists, learning scientists, humanists, and technology specialists working together to meet the needs of clients as varied as multinational corporations and rural villagers.