Additional admissions criteria for the 2 and 3 year programs. Upon acceptance into the program, the program director will determine which track best fits the particular students' background and skill level.
An undergraduate degree in design is highly recommended for this program. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of technical proficiency in interactive design as well as an ability to conceptualize and produce at a sophisticated level of communication. The background for this skill set could come from significant professional experience and/or previous study. An online interactive design portfolio is necessary, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume, along with a letter of intent, specifying the student’s goals for the period of study.
Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of and aptitude for design or the visual arts, either through professional experience and/or previous study. A portfolio demonstrating the candidate’s creativity is required. This portfolio can be in the form of a CD and does not have to be online. Also required are two letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume, along with a letter of intent specifying the student’s goals for the period of study. The initial courses in this track provide an appropriate foundation for students who have a background in the visual disciplines but need additional design or interactive experience before they start two years of immersive graduate coursework. In some cases students from other disciplines who demonstrate a particular aptitude for design may be accepted into the program.