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The M.F.A. in Interactive Media is a 45 credit masters degree with tracks in interaction design, game design, data journalism and visualization, and interactive storytelling. We welcome U.S. and international master degree candidates who share an affinity and talent for using design and technology to solve real word problems. UM’s M.F.A. in Interactive Media admissions are based on a comprehensive process that evaluates every application on the basis of the individual’s achievements, creativity, and potential. We seek students who will both thrive in and contribute to the University of Miami’s Interactive Media program.

The School of Communication Office of Graduate Admissions manages applications for the M.F.A. in Interactive Media.

Please contact if you encounter difficulties applying or have questions about our application process.


February 1, 2019: Priority deadline, international student deadline & deadline for tuition aid
May 31, 2019: Regular Application Deadline


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its
    equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Demonstrated English-proficiency for students whose native language is not English – a minimum
    score of 100 on the TOEFL

Application Process

Step 1: Official School of Communication Application

Click here for the school of communication application. During the official application process you will also need:

  • Statement of purpose
    A 500-word typed essay submitted during the online application
  • Application Fee
    Pay the $85 non-refundable application fee. The fee can be paid when you submit your application
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who can assess your potential for
    graduate study. You may register your recommenders in the online application system so that they
    can submit their letters electronically. You may also send letters of recommendation by email to, or sent to our mailing address (below).

Step 2: Portfolio or GRE

Students are encouraged to submit a portfolio. Click here to submit portfolio. Hard-copy or USB portfolios
may also be mailed to the address below. Please note that we do not return portfolios or USB sticks.
Students may choose to submit their GRE score if85 they don’t have a portfolio. Submitting a GRE instead of a
portfolio will not affect their chances of getting accepted. Students may also submit both their GRE and
portfolio. Our institution code for the GRE is #5815 and the department code is #4599.

Step 3: Transcripts

Students should send their transcripts from all universities and colleges to the Graduate Studies Office (see
address below).
Please Note: Our Graduate Studies Office sends all international transcripts to the University of Miami
International Student Services for review prior to being considered for admission. To allow sufficient time
to process international applications, please submit the transcripts at least three months prior to the final

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents, such as official transcripts, must be mailed to the School of Communication Office
of Graduate Studies Office.

Graduate Studies Office
UM School of Communication
5100 Brunson Drive, Suite 4002
Attention: Kesha Wimbley
Coral Gables, FL 33146

International Students

A TOEFL score report is required from all international students and who did not receive a four-year
undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction. TOEFL
scores must be sent to us directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS). Our ETS Institution code is
#5815. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 100 for consideration. Please read this page for more information for international students.