Applicants’ academic and professional experience, as demonstrated in the application portfolio, will determine program length. Those without previous visual arts training should expect to complete preparatory coursework.
All portfolios are reviewed by the graduate faculty to determine subject matter competency. Students should submit high-resolution PDFs of recent, original artwork demonstrating both technical competency and creative ability. Students should demonstrate the skills represented by the leveling coursework. Artwork generated by AI will not be considered.
- MA in Graphic Design: 20-25 pieces must be submitted
- MA in Interior Architecture: 12-15 pieces must be submitted
Original artwork should be submitted electronically, not mailed. The University is not responsible for loss or damage to portfolio materials, nor will material sent to the University be returned, and may be destroyed.
If You Don't Have a Portfolio
- Academically qualified applicants without a substantial background in the visual arts may be required to complete Foundation-level courses (Foundation Drawing I, 2D/Color) before applying to the Master of Arts in Graphic Design or Master of Arts in Interior Architecture programs
- If an applicant is subsequently accepted to the program, credits earned as a Continuing Education student may be used to waive preparatory requirements. Graduate faculty members review all portfolio materials to determine subject matter competency. All other admission requirements apply, including an interview with the graduate program director
- For more information about pursuing Continuing Education studies prior to applying for the Master of Arts in Graphic Design or Master of Arts in Interior Architecture programs, please contact the Continuing Education Division at 617-994-4233