Media Arts Certificate

Delve Deeper into Your Artistic Passions

Humanities and Arts Department launches Media Arts Certificate | Fall 2013

The program, created by WPI professors V.J. Manzo and Frederick Bianchi, is designed for artists of all skills and disciplines. Learn new and cutting-edge techniques for developing creative works through one-on-one meetings, distance learning coursework, and interactive projects. This unique experience culminates with an artist residency in Acadia National Park where participants create artistic works with or alongside their peers.

Escape to beautiful Maine to compose a one-of-a-kind composition. Collaborate with your peers on musical robotics. Devise a tech-based curriculum for your classroom. Learn how to build an app for a Smartphone. Explore an interactive performance opportunity. Use state-of-the-art tools in a natural environment. Revamp the way your team prepares for worship services…

The program is yours to customize. Explore what interests you, and finish at your own pace. Earn Professional Development Credits in addition to the WPI Media Arts Certificate.

Participants may choose any number of courses they’d like or simply attend the residency. The typical course of study is to complete the three TOPICS course and choose one CAPSTONE course. Tuition for the residency is included for students who have completed 4 courses. Each course is seven weeks long with individual meeting times flexibly arranged between the instructor and the participant. Instructional materials and other resources are provided online and students may work at their own individualized pace to complete projects of their own interest with the support and expertise of WPI faculty.


Cost per module: $2,000
Residency Cost: $1,800*

*Please note: Residency cost is waived if 4 modules are completed.