Master of Fine Arts Admissions Requirements

APPLICATION PROCESS

Prospective MFA students must submit an application for graduate admission along with a portfolio.  In addition to the completed application, additional admission requirements include the following:

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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.

Entrance to the program is determined via review of a full application. Detailed attention will be given to portfolio materials. Department faculty will conduct the application and portfolio review. Students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts degree must satisfy all Graduate School requirements in addition to specific departmental requirements.

Portfolio materials must be submitted electronically to graduateadmissions@becker.edu.  Portfolios will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

MFA candidates must be enrolled as full-time students in all semesters and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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.

The MFA program has been designed as an experiential experience for students with the following features:

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The 60-credit Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media offers two enrollment options:

Combined five-year BA/MFA in Interactive Media:  Students who complete their BA in Interactive Media may easily complete an MFA degree by adding a fifth year of study.  The student completes his/her BA in Interactive Media as usual in their fourth year (bridge year) of study, with 30 of their credits earned in the senior year also counting toward the completion of the MFA. The 30 credits completed in the senior year must be advanced graduate course work.

Two-year MFA in Interactive Media:  The external student MFA plan is structured to include four semesters of graduate work plus two week-long summer residencies and two week-long winter residencies


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.

Application may also be submitted via our downloadable PDF

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