What to Expect: Applying to MFA Interaction Design

by MFA IXD December 8, 2015

(Source: Second Story Workshop, 2013)

If you’ve given thought to graduate school in interaction design, the deadline for applications is fast approaching: Friday, January 15, 2016, in fact. Any application received after this date will be reviewed as space remains available in the program.

What can you expect after January 15 as a prospective student? Here’s what the months look like from January through April:

  • January 15, 2016: Deadline - Application deadline for prospective students.
  • February 22-26, 2016: Interview notification - Applicants who applied by January 15 receive notification about an interview this week. (Admittance to the program requires a personal interview—by Skype or in person.)
  • Febuary 29-March 11, 2016: Interviews - Interviews for select candidates.
  • April 1, 2016: Decision - Applicants who applied by January 15 receive a decision in writing from SVA.

The department is happy to advise you in preparing applications or counsel you in last-minute questions you might have about your portfolio. Contact the department to set up an appointment if you haven’t done so already.

Find out more about the application requirements, how to design a portfolio, or if want to stop by for a tour or a talk, drop a line to Gwen Kurtz, Director of Operations, at interactiondesign at sva dot edu or 212.592.2703.

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