Help Me Secure My Acceptance to the Art Center College of Design’s Interaction Design Program
UPDATE: 9.7.12 - I got accepted with a group of only 4 others + scholarship.
I recently received the viewbook to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After a three day long, online application process, I completed my application this evening.
My intended program of study is their soon-to-be-launched, Interaction Design program, coming in the fall of 2012.
A little about the program:
At Art Center, Interaction Design students learn to craft meaningful dialogs through engaging screen and tangible interactions. They design cohesive systems and strategies, powerful media and aesthetic experiences. Whether designing a mobile app or a gestural interface for an exhibition, our students learn to think deeply about the user's experience and how to connect with people. Students design and make working projects that empower people as informed, delighted, entertained, or productive participants through beautifully designed interactions.
A number of career opportunities await me at the end of this field of study. Those I'm most interested in are listed below. Note: I am already working in the all encompassing field of human-computer interaction as an Information Architect, but have yet to complete a degree nor learned enough front-end development to land some of the more challenging positions I'm interested in.
I'm truly excited about the opportunity to complete my undergraduate education at such a distinguished school, not only for the sake of landing one of my ideal jobs, but also for the accomplishment of completing an intensive course of study in a field that I have come to be truly passionate about, after having spent years pursuing various mediums and opportunities.
While I don't yet know how competitive entry into this program will be (and I'm guessing VERY competitive), I am hoping to generate enough interaction through comments and sharing of this post to add a little extra incentive towards my eligibility into this program.
For those that contribute in this effort, I'll be happy to dedicate my services for free (note: specifics will be arranged through a more formal agreement) for up to 5-hours or a 3-page set of wireframes, whichever comes first.
Please wish me luck and spread the good word!