Transfer Student Application Overview
The deadline has passed for the Storrs campus.
Welcome to UConn's Department of Digital Media & Design! We are excited to meet prospective transfer students and invite them to learn more about our DMD program!
- An application to the University of Connecticut Transfer Admissions office and
- An online portfolio through SlideRoom.
Entrance into the Digital Media & Design program is highly competitive and the portfolio review is a vital part of the admission process. Your application to UConn DMD will not be complete until you upload a SlideRoom portfolio. Additionally, your application will not appear complete until a recommendation is provided by the DMD department to Admissions. Therefore transfer applications will NOT be reviewed unless a portfolio is submitted via SlideRoom.
TRANSFER APPLICANTS to Digital Media & Design (Storrs & Stamford Campuses):
- February 1, 2024 - STORRS transfer Student application deadline
- March 15, 2024 - FAFSA Deadline for Financial Eligibility
- May 1, 2024 - STAMFORD Campus Application Deadline**
- **Students requesting Stamford housing should apply as soon as possible.
All interested students may contact the University Admissions Office for more information at BeAHusky@uconn.edu or at (860) 486-3137.
Additional Info for Transfer Students
UConn offers B.A. and B.F.A. in Digital Media Design degrees at the Stamford campus. Residential housing
Students who are transferring from another Connecticut college/university may review transfer course equivalencies at Transfer Course Equivalencies.
New England Regional Student Eligibility
The University of Connecticut participates in the New England Regional Student Program. The New England Board of Higher Education provides New England residents with a tuition reduction when they pursue certain majors at New England public colleges and universities. Due to its unique nature, UConn’s Digital Media & Design (BFA & BA) is one of the approved degree programs. Students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont are eligible for a significant discount on out-of-state tuition (175% of UConn's in-state tuition cost) when they choose Digital Media & Design as their major at UConn.
The portfolio items below are to be uploaded to the Media section of Slideroom:
1) Create a 1-Minute Video
Create a 1-minute video that tells your personal story of engagement with, and affinity for, Digital Media and Design. Share your thoughts and reflections about the digital medium and why UConn is the place for you to advance your studies. We ask that you produce your video as simply as possible (use a smartphone or webcam) and keep the focus on you - we want to meet you and get to know more about you through your video. Your video will be judged on substance (what you have to say), not on production values (how you shoot or edit) so don’t worry about making the coolest looking video. Instead, focus on making a video that tells your personal story. Also, we will watch only 60-seconds of your video, so running longer than 1-minute will not help your application. The file format for all video submissions should be: .mov, .mp4, or .wmv.
2) Your Artistic Portfolio
- Five or more samples of creative work in various media
- For each, please add these captions:
- Title of Work: (required)
- Medium: (required)
- Description (list your role if collaborative): (required)
Provide up to 7 files/ items. Your portfolio can include process work with more than one image on an individual item.
Size limits: Images (up to 10MB each), Video (up to 500MB each), Audio (up to 60MB each), PDFs (up to 20MB each), Models (Sketchfab) and Other Types (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .xls, .zip, .ppt and .pptx) (up to 20MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.
Please keep in mind that we DO NOT accept USB drives, CDs, or DVDs – only digital files uploaded to SLIDEROOM.