UndergraduateGraduateContinuing EducationSpecial ProgramsAboutAdmissionsAlumniStudents

Summer Intensive in Interaction Design 2019

Hosted by the MFA Interaction Design department, our annual summer program gives students and designers the opportunity to further their understanding of the field of interaction design first hand. Designed flexibly for those contemplating the cost or time commitment of graduate school, this unique offering provides a series of four-week courses, studio visits, and workshops that can be pursued individually or all at once.

Courses take place July 8 - August 10, with most scheduled weekday evenings over the course of one month. In addition to evening classes, the summer program offers optional scheduled events and tours to nearby New York City design studios. Enrollment in any course provides daytime access to a shared studio workspace and use of department facilities. Participants can receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit upon successfully completing a course.

Visit Summer Intensive in Interaction Design for complete program details including course schedules.


To register online (US only), click the "Register" button for each course you would like to add from the list below. A window will pop up showing that the course has been added to your cart for review. Once you've added all of the courses you would like to sign up and pay for, click "Complete Registration" from the pop-up window. Follow instructions and provide all necessary information.

Note: You will only be considered registered for a course upon successfully completing your payment online using a credit card. To register and pay for summer courses by check, contact the MFA Interaction Design department at summer@interactiondesign.sva.edu to arrange for registration and payment.

Call the Registrar's office at 212-592-2200 to sign-up and pay for courses. Have your course number(s) and credit card information ready.

IXC-5037-A: Research Methods in Interaction Design: July 9 - August 6


IXC-3046-A: Design Futures: July 10 - August 7


IXC-3041-A: Digital Product Design: Design Sprint: July 11 - August 8


IXC-3052-A: Community Canvas: Products of Community: July 9 - August 6


Registration Fees

You can register for one course, a combination, or all five. The cost of each course is $1,100 USD. 

Registration (International)

The Interaction Design Summer Intensive seminar does not meet the requirements for the F-1 student visa. A letter of invitation will be issued in support of entry to the U.S. as a visitor participating in an educational seminar. For more information about the U.S. entry requirements as a B-1/B-2 visitor or the Visa Waiver Program, please contact the U.S. Consulate in your home country. For information regarding the F-1 student visa for degree programs, please contact the International Student Office at iso@sva.edu.

While TOEFL exam requirements are not required to register, all classes and workshops are conducted in English. Proficient English speaking and writing skills are required to fully participate within lectures, assignments and during class critiques. To avoid language being a barrier to anyone's experience, we ask that all participants be very fluent in English.


A waitlist will be managed for individual courses to accommodate availability through any cancellations.

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587