We request that applicants submit the following two items. Both items below should be submitted through the Portfolio section of the online application.
- A video introduction, maximum of one minute: The MPS-CD program is a nine-month program with an emphasis on UI/UX design and methodology. In a one-minute video, briefly explain: What design skills, technical capabilities, or methodologies do you hope to gain through the program? How will these skills, capabilities, or methodologies help you achieve your professional goals?
- Portfolio: Your portfolio should contain up to 20 images that best represent your design work and process and should serve as a visual and narrative reflection of the work listed and described in your résumé and statement of purpose.
Your images may include two- and three-dimensional graphic design, sketches, scenarios, research outcomes, photography, websites, prototypes, or work in other formats that you feel best convey your work and skills from previous educational and/or professional experience. Choose works that showcase your understanding of communication design fundamentals (typography, composition, hierarchy and scale, visual rhythm, color, and sequencing), so that the committee can assess your acumen as a visual designer.
Where possible, please include descriptions of the projects, explanations of your role in the project (if it is team based), or a thoughtful description of the context of the project. If you have dynamic media or other time-based work, you can also upload it here.
Images should be submitted in JPEG format with a pixel dimension of 1920 wide by 1080 tall. Do not include PDF files in your submission.
MPS Communication Design applicants are encouraged to submit a personal URL that contains links to functional prototypes, if applicable, in addition to a portfolio. Please note that a URL link alone will not satisfy the portfolio requirements for this program.