Applicants should possess some practical knowledge and skills in art and design. Because the program is cohort-based, applicants should be prepared to commit to a continuous, 15-month learning experience.
Application Requirements & Procedures for the M.P.S. in Information and Data Visualization
1. Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via mica.slideroom.com
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. M.P.S. in Information and Data Visualization Statement of Purpose:
A written statement describing your personal and/or professional interest in graduate study in MICA's Information and Data Visualization (Online M.P.S.) program. (500 to 700 words)
4. Proof of Degree or Equivalent
Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however, the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification.
*5. Portfolio and Portfolio Narrative
Candidates may submit up to 10 portfolio images that provide relevant insight into their candidacy for the Information and Data Visualization (Online M.P.S.) program.
6. $75 Application Fee
Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.
7. Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.
*THE PORTFOLIO IS AN OPTIONAL, BUT IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE APPLICATION PACKAGE. WE ADMIT STUDENTS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS, AND UTILIZE THE PORTFOLIO TO ACCESS THE APPLICANT’S ABILITY TO CREATE, SOLVE, AND PRODUCE. OFTEN, AN EXCEPTIONAL PORTFOLIO CAN OFFSET A LOWER G.P.A. OR LESS WORK EXPERIENCE. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC PORTFOLIO FORMAT IN MIND, AND ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT ANY AND ALL DELIVERABLES THAT DEMONSTRATE CREATIVITY, PROBLEM-SOLVING APTITUDE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. THOSE WITHOUT A PORTFOLIO ARE STILL ENCOURAGED TO APPLY, AS A LARGE PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM IS DEDICATED TO BUILDING OR ENHANCING EACH STUDENT’S PORTFOLIO.