Admission and Degree Requirements

Applicants for admission to the program are expected to be students or practitioners who are independent and self-motivated and who demonstrate an advanced interest in exploring alternative concepts of design. Applicants must submit documentation of their work as part of the admission application; information about this requirement is available from the Department of Art and Art History. Applicants are not required to submit Graduate Record Examinations scores.

Candidates for the degree must complete at least sixty semester hours of coursework, chosen with the advice of the graduate adviser. At least thirty hours of graduate coursework must be in design (the major), and at least six hours must be outside design (the minor). The remaining hours may be selected from courses in any area; only nine hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework may be included.