Design | Admission Requirements

I. Deadline: January 5, 2012
II. Admission Requirements:
  1. Application document:
  • Application ($70 nonrefundable fee required)
  • Personal essay
    • A personal essay of 500 to 1,000 words must accompany the application. Identify three strong design influences on your thinking, process, and work. Influences can include designers, movements, design examples, or cultural events. Describe each influence and how it has shaped you.
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English-Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL: a minimum score of 100 on the iBT or 600 on the PBT
    • IELTS: 7.5 or higher

      2.     Portfolio Requirements

  • Your portfolio should consist of 20 to 25 examples, submitted via SlideRoom or your own website.
  • Applicants may also submit a URL to present interactive and web-based design work. Discs and slides are not accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include examples of personal work. Your portfolio should include a description of each piece by number, title, completion date, your specific role in the design, and production of the piece, and any other relevant information.
  • The portfolio can include still images, time-based media, interactive media, or other creative visual pieces. It should contain a maximum of 25 JPG images (not to exceed 2MB each, or 30 MB total). A single JPG image may be composed to include process sketches or diagrams along with finished work. Label each file with your last name, the first letter of your first name, and the slide number (e.g., Doe_J_01.jpg)
  • Videos should include one 5-minute (or shorter) preview on SlideRoom. Up to two projects may be sent separately

III. Tuition: $1,285 (cost per unit)