Applicants for the Master of Arts in Digital Media Design for Learning are required to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education; in addition, the ideal candidate should have:
- A minimum cumulative grade credit average of 3.0 for the baccalaureate degree.
- Some experience (professional, academic, or personal) in a related field, such as psychology, learning, design, technology, or media.
- Basic or, preferably, intermediate skills in technology, e.g., computer-based multimedia, web, or productivity tools; video. That is, applicants should be very comfortable using computers and the Internet, but need not be programmers or media developers.
- Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams and submit the scores: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. See more information on English proficiency testing.
However, please note that we consider applications as a whole; higher scores do not guarantee acceptance and lower scores do not guarantee rejection. Please see the FAQs for details.
Applications to the Master of Arts program in Digital Media Design for Learning are accepted twice yearly. The deadline for materials requested below is February 1 for fall semester matriculation (with the option to begin in summer session); late applications received by May 1 may be reviewed and considered for admission, however, consideration for scholarships and on-campus housing will be limited. The deadline for materials requested below is October 1 for spring semester matriculation.
- Step 1: Complete and submit application materials
Follow instructions in the package for submission of the application form, including the personal statement, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and requests for financial aid.
Two letters of recommendation. Letters should address the applicant's interests, skills, abilities and accomplishments relevant to the design, development and use of educational media and technology-based learning environments, and his/her ability to pursue and complete graduate studies in this field successfully. Letters may be written by former professors, faculty advisors, academic administrators, or employers knowledgable of the applicant's academic work or professional accomplishments.
If completing the online application, subscribe names, with addresses, of those writing recommendation letters; they will receive instructions on how to submit their letter electronically.
Examples of previous work. Applicants who wish to submit relevant educational media projects, papers or web links may send materials to Program Director, Digital Media Design for Learning, 82 Washington Square East 6th Floor, New York NY 10003. Materials will not be returned.
- Step 2: Admissions Interview
Following submission of all materials, applicants may be asked to attend an admissions interview.
- Step 3: Acceptance Announcements
Acceptances are typically announced by April 1 for fall semester matriculation and by December 1 for spring semester matriculation, if submitted on time. Accepted students are then invited to orientation and registration sessions for new students.
Note: Applicants with foreign undergraduate credentials and/or non-immigrant, international status should refer to the NYU Steinhardt Bulletin for details on additional application, admissions, and registration procedures.
Please click the FAQ link at left for commonly asked questions and answers. Prospective students should register via the 'Request Info' link above for announcements about program information sessions, webinars, and events. For any questions that are not answered via the resources on this website, please email email@example.com.