Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media Admissions Requirements

Prospective MFA students must submit an application for graduate admission along with a portfolio. Detailed attention will be given to portfolio materials (see below for details).

Applicants must present a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university.  Accepted undergraduate degrees will include any of the “feeder” disciplines necessary for interactive property development (e.g. Interactive Media Programming, Interactive Media Design, Interactive Media Production, Interactive Media Art). These include computer science and engineering, interactive media/game design, digital art, business management, writing or music/audio development for interactive media.

Portfolio materials will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  1. Portfolios should be digital and submitted online via a link to a personal web page.  Portfolios can be emailed to graduateadmissions@becker.edu.
  2. Applicants may submit up to 10-20 traditional, visual art or design pieces, which may be executed in black-and-white or color.
  3. Submissions may include drawing, painting, design, photography, demo reels, 2D or 3D computer art/painting, sculpture, working games, web pages, motion graphics, etc.
  4. Portfolio pieces may represent classroom assignments as well as independent projects.
  5. The portfolio should be purposeful, demonstrate originality of concept, use of appropriate materials and visual literacy.
  6. Portfolios are reviewed on the following qualitative measures: aesthetic awareness, composition, drawing, design, color perception, spatial perception, quality of presentation, technique and originality. Favorable consideration is given to strong 2-D and 3-D work that shows fully rendered pieces, excellent craftsmanship, attention to technique, and original design.

MFA candidates must be enrolled as full-time students in all semesters and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  GRE test scores are not required.

This program is designed for: recent interactive media graduates seeking to enhance their portfolios or who are interested in a career in higher education; early career interactive media professional seeking career advancement; mid-career computer and/or design professionals interested in changing careers; and Becker College interactive media undergraduate students.

For more information about applying for enrollment in the Master of Fine Arts program, call 877.523.2537 or email graduateadmissions@becker.edu.

Official college transcripts can be mailed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Becker College
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA   01609

Official transcripts can also be emailed directly to the College at graduateadmissions@becker.edu. Official college transcripts showing proof of graduation will be required before students can begin classes. Applications will be reviewed by the graduate admissions committee upon receipt of all documents.

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