I do not have a design or programming background. Can I apply?
No previous programming or design experience is necessary for this program. People from diverse backgrounds are what strengthens our program. Of course, if you already know some programming or have design experience you are also invited to apply.
How long is the program?
The program consists of 45 credit hours and can be completed in two years if you are attending full time. Each course is typically three credits.
What type of projects will I be building?
Most classes are very hands-on, so make sure you can handle the extra time required outside of the classroom to work on your projects. You will work on a variety of projects of your own creation and in collaboration with private, non-profit and governmental organizations. The honest answer: Each semester is different and as technology advances, so will our projects.
What is the capstone class?
The capstone class is your final class at the program. You may choose to work alone or team up with your classmates to produce a project of significance. For a more detailed description of the capstone class please view our course description page.
Does graduating with an M.F.A. in Interactive Media qualify me to teach at the university level?
The M.F.A. is considered a terminal degree and makes you eligible to teach at the university level.
I am interested in teaching. How can I get teaching experience as a student?
There are a number of opportunities for qualified second-year M.F.A. students to get some teaching experience at the University. Talk to your advisor early and let them know you want to teach.
Can I take classes in other departments?
Students in the Interactive Media M.F.A. can take up to 6 credits outside the department.
How do I submit my portfolio?
Instructions on how to submit a portfolio can be found here.
Do you accept part-time students?
Evening classes are available for part-time students and working professionals, though some classes may only be available during the day.