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Admission Requirements

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​Application to the MA IxD program is a two-part process that requires presentation of a portfolio in addition to general University admission procedures. Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities.

Application deadline Extended to April 1
  1. Students must complete the graduate application through the Office of Graduate & Professional Education.

  2. Submit a portfolio of work that you feel best represents your approach to Interaction Design to the department utilizing Slide Room, Your portfolio will be evaluated by the MA IxD Graduate Faculty, who fully understand (and expect) that you may not have much experience in Interaction Design at the time of application. Your portfolio should consist of whatever you feel best represents your ideas and understanding of Interaction Design as it relates to the Program Description.
Detailed Instructions
  1. Applicants must complete the online application including transcripts, resumé or C.V. and three letters of recommendation through the Office of Graduate & Professional Education. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

  2. After you have submitted your application to the MA program with the Office of Graduate & Professional Education you must submit a portfolio online via: Be sure to upload to the MA event.

  3. Portfolios may include up to twenty still images or 5-10 minutes of video: (.jpg), video (.mov, .wmv, .flv) or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 pixels @ 72 dpi. Video files must be kept under 20MB.

  4. Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work online. For technical assistance, contact​.

  5. The Department of Art & Design does not require G.R.E. scores. Note, those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.
Financial Aid

​Financial Aid opportunities are available. Please refer to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education​ or contact the Department of Art & Design office​ for more information.​


Important dates to remember when applying for admission to the University of Delaware and the Department of Art & Design.

March 1 (Deadline Extended to April 1): Submit the Graduate Application to receive consideration for admissions. Submit portfolio and essay to Department of Art & Design via Slideroom.

By April 15: Decision Notifications Mailed​

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