The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts.

The two-year graduate program explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life, and intends to increase the relevancy of design to business and society so designers can make a difference. It seeks to cultivate interaction design as a discipline and further its visibility as a community of practice.

Where we stand in the history of the future is a tremendous opportunity for the design of interactions. We invite all to participate as students, as teachers, as collaborators, and as citizens.


  • What Is Interaction Design?

    The SVA IXD community gets together to talk about what interaction design means to them, what they look for in candidates, and what brought them to SVA in the first place.

  • What to Expect: Applying to MFA Interaction Design

    What can you expect after February 13 as a prospective student? Here’s what the months look like from February through April.

  • Forging the Big and Beautiful Web

    David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards & the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, visited to discuss the Forging the big and beautiful web.

  • What Is Interaction Design?

    What Is Interaction Design?



    Summer Intensive in Interaction Design

    Designed for people who are considering graduate school or for those unable to enroll in a two-year program, the Summer Intensive in Interaction Design offers you the opportunity to explore an understanding of the field through a series of five-week summer courses. Bringing together designers and doers through hands-on work and theory-based lectures, the intensive allows the flexibility to focus on one course or all five.