The model for the full-time, two-year program engages interdisciplinary components that are central to our definition of interaction design.

MFA Program

In the first year, students learn the concepts and methods of interaction design, starting with an understanding of people and the environments that drive their needs, goals and experiences. Course materials consider these social constructs and human experiences as the basis for approaching problems across media. During the second year, students apply the concepts and methods to shape their thesis projects. It is in the second year that students develop deeper business acumen through coursework and direct relationships with New York organizations. Optional summer internships with top design studios and companies are available between the first and second years. Learn more


Students alongside the larger public have the opportunity to participate in optional workshops led by visiting lecturers. Learn more

Summer Intensive

Whether entering a graduate program or continuing as a professional, participants engaged in this not-for-credit summer program develop a deeper understanding of concepts and methods for designing interactions. Learn more