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Interaction Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Interaction Design program offered by George Washington University at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers students hands-on training that emphasizes the quality of interactions between people, the designed world, and the natural world.The Interaction Design program is offered at George Washington University.
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Our students learn strategies to address complex challenges and apply their skills in the development of a wide variety of objects, environments, and processes. We believe in a human-centered collaborative approach that enables our students to create meaningful solutions that will impact everything from smart digital devices to healthcare services. We are looking for students who are critical, analytical thinkers who want to make a difference and push boundaries in design.

The Interaction Design program at George Washington University focuses on the intersection of innovation and community engagement across the everyday behaviors of digital and physical environments, services, products, and systems. Students establish solid foundations in applying service design, prototyping, narrative interaction, and other theoretical concepts to interactive experiences, services, and tools in order to elevate them to leaders in their field. 

The program emphasizes both individual and collaborative skills for approaching problem solving and design solutions. Students will also learn to apply quantitative and qualitative user research and other historical, political, and theoretical research to their design development. By the end of the program, students will feel confident in their ability to professionally defend their design concepts in addressing the needs of clients and users

What can I do in the Interaction Design field?

Major companies looking for artists and designers with Interaction Design backgrounds include Apple, Google, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, NBC, 3M, Disney, and financial institutions, just to name a few. Design agencies and nonprofit organizations seek designers with Interaction Design experience to innovate around equitable design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing and Surface
  • Form and Materials
  • Time and Light
  • Interaction
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Creative Code
  • Narrative Media Design for Interaction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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