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What to Expect in 2017

Applying to MFA Interaction Design

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Laptop screen showing two images side by side: left image has a view of a mountain peak with text that reads: retreat. Right image has an overhead view of a city with white text that reads: advance.

If you’ve given thought to attending graduate school in interaction design, the deadline for applications is fast approaching: January 15, 2017. 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, 2017: Deadline – Application deadline for prospective students.
  • February: Interview notification – Some applicants who applied by January 15 receive notification about an interview. (Not everyone will be contacted for an interview.)
  • March 2017: Interviews – Interviews for select candidates.
  • April 1, 2017: 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 requirementshow 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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