Currently Under Review

Interactive Media is under review and will not be offered in the fall of 2024, as we consider what its future looks like in terms of modality and curriculum. Because we do not know how the new program will be offered, we cannot make the application available to prospective students at this time. Depending on the timeline for redesign, it may be possible for you to pursue the program at a later time.

The Interactive Media Program enrolls in August. Deadline for applications is April 15. Applicants who submit all required application materials by this date will be given priority consideration for all possible scholarships. Applicants who submit all required materials by this date will receive full consideration for admission and any remaining scholarship amounts available. The Interactive Media program allows for applications after the final application deadline on a rolling basis, as space allows.


  • Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate studies completed or taken, and sent to Elon’s Office of Graduate Admissions from the institution; transcripts may be emailed to or mailed to:Elon University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    2750 Campus Box
    Elon, NC 27244
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate work
  • If you have less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); have your official GRE or MAT scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions using Elon’s GRE code of 5183 or MAT code of 1355
  • Personal Statement that should be no more than 1,500 words and should address the following:
    1. Why do you want to study at Elon and describe the impact you want to make in interactive media or another related field using skills you would obtain in the program?
    2. What experience, characteristics and/or strengths do you possess that make you a strong candidate for the M.A. in Interactive Media program at Elon?
  • In certain instances, a student’s digital portfolio of work may be considered instead of standardized tests scores
    • Portfolio Instructions: Submit a well-organized professional portfolio that demonstrates your conceptual and formal expertise and showcases a variety of current creative abilities. You may include images, time-based media, interactive media, photography, drawings, models or other visual / creative artwork. You may include examples of personal, as well as academic and professional work. Your portfolio should consist of digital files, a minimum of 8 and including up to 15 digital images.
    • Please send a link to an online portfolio or submit an annotated PDF document. Ensure each item includes appropriate description including title, medium, completion date, and any other relevant information or context.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should be submitted by a faculty member who can speak to the applicant’s preparation for graduate study.
  • A resume focused on relevant work and experiences.
  • A completed application form and personal statement (instructions included with application). Due to the impact of COVID-19, the application fee will be waived for all applicants.

For international applicants:

  • All application requirements listed above.
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluations from one of the following approved agencies: WES, IEE, or ECE.
  • Demonstration of English language proficiency through one of the following methods (minimum):
    • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (internet-based tests) or 213 (computer-based examinations).
    • Official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic exam score of 6.5 (overall band).
    • Official Duolingo of English Test score of 110.
    • Completion of undergraduate degree in English.
    • Certification that English is the applicant’s native language.