The MFA in Experience Design is a 51- 54 credit program and it requires an abundance of studio coursework and the generation of a comprehensive design portfolio. 


  1. Collaboratories in Experience Design
    • Studio courses with Experience Design projects completed under guidance of industry representatives
    • 6 credits
  2. Design Ateliers
    • Technique courses in design graphics, expression and presentation
    • 9 Credits
  3. Topics in Design Technology
    • Courses in the application of illumination, audio, video projection and other related technologies
    • 3 Credits
  4. Theory Seminars
    • Includes courses in design implementation, storytelling and design theory
    • 12 Credits
  5. The Experience Design Center
    • A summer studio where realized project work is solicited and completed in the manner of a professional firm
    • 6 Credits
  6. Professional Portfolio
    • A progressive portfolio of design work is generated and assessed
    • 12 Credits
  7. Electives
    • ​Selected based on individual student interests from a variety of subjects campus-wide.
    • 6-9 Credits

Required Courses & Credits