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Requirements

Review requirements for the program, including some characteristics of an ideal candidate to MFA Interaction Design: a human-centered practitioner with a cross-disciplinary background and set of interests and equal parts abstract thinker and craftsperson. Learn more

Design a Portfolio

Consider what your portfolio says about you and your work when you apply. A portfolio should have five key characteristics: concept, craft, communication, process, and empathy. When considering each portfolio piece, consider how each might contribute to your story. Learn more

Take a Tour

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Connect with Students

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FAQs

Who is the ideal candidate for the Interaction Design program? Do you prefer people with working experience or people directly out of undergraduate programs? Learn more

Is it a full-time program, or can I take courses part-time, remotely? Learn more

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What should be included in my portfolio? Learn more

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Is there a TOEFL requirement? Learn more

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