Admission

Seen at a distance through a pair of whiteboard doors, AIMS students collaborate on client projects

IMS Major, Co-Major, or Minor

Incoming Students and First Semester Miami Students

  • Incoming first-year students do not need to complete a separate application. However, we ask that you formally declare IMS before you come in; otherwise, you will not be able to add classes or receive any advising from our staff.
  • If you are presently enrolled at Miami, but have not completed your first semester, contact us to declare an IMS major.

Current Miami Students

All presently enrolled Miami student applicants must complete both of the application process requirements listed below.

All applicants MUST have a GPA at/above 3.0

Complete both of the following steps, in order:

  1. Create a website that conveys
    -Who you are
    -Why you want to study Interactive Media Studies
    -What interests you most about Digital and Emerging Technology

    We understand that you may not have ever been taught how to make a website. That’s OK. We are not evaluating technical skill. The website does not need to be complex or even more than a single page, if you want; it just needs to speak to these three issues.

    There are a lot of different ways you could do this; you can figure it out. Just don’t plagiarize.

    Once you have made the website, make a note of the URL for it. You will need it for the second step in the application process.

    Note: The admissions committee will not consider your application unless they can access your website using the URL you submit. So, double check to make sure it is valid and works on at least a different computer or a device such as a smartphone or iPad.
  2. Complete the application form:

    Apply for Interactive Media Studies major or co-major

    Apply for Interactive Media Studies minors

Review of Applications

Upon completion of these requirements, your application will be queued and reviewed at the next scheduled review session. Upcoming deadlines for review:

  • March 13, 5 p.m.
  • April 17, 5 p.m.
  • May 15, 5 p.m.
  • August 27, 5 p.m.

You will be notified via email as soon as possible, usually within a few days after the deadline.