There are two applications you must complete before the deadline to be admitted to the program in the Fall Semester.
International applicants are requested to apply before the international deadline to allow for Visa Processing.
Office of Admissions,
California State University, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward, CA 94542-3035
For international application, assistance:
Review this PDF: International student application guide PDF,
or email CAL State Apply firstname.lastname@example.org,
or email CSUEB International Admissions Office email@example.com.
Please submit via email the form or firstname.lastname@example.org
A statement of purpose explains why you want to go into a particular program, why their program is particularly appropriate for you, what your career goals are, and how well prepared you are to do well as a graduate student in that program.
Follow these guidelines:
Letters of Recommendation can be the make-or-break difference in whether or not you gain admission to a particular graduate program. Here are some suggestions for obtaining the best possible letters:
Any works submitted that were influenced by another artist, such as master copies or pop-culture references, must be accompanied by proper citation See Guidelines
Portfolios should be submitted in an online electronic format and should include the following:
Portfolios should demonstrate creative skills and quality craftsmanship in a selection of traditional and/or contemporary media and techniques.
* In addition to the portfolio review, the admissions committee may contact you for a phone, in-person or Skype interview.
This option is for students with academic backgrounds in experience design-related fields.
This option is for students with no formal academic background or experience in design-related fields. These students are using the portfolio to demonstrate their potential in design. The faculty who assess the portfolio will be examining how the student tells a story rather than the student’s already established design or technological skills.
For students who have compelling backgrounds in other disciplines, we also offer an alternative pathways to an M.A. IxDIA that includes additional coursework.
Based on review and consultation with the admission committee, we can offer a 3-year program starting in the preceding fall to students who have the passion but lack prior experience in the production and design of interactive experiences. A three-year option means that you will start in the fall semester and complete a year of preliminary courses before joining the regular cohort in the following year.