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Digital Media

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Students with prerequisite 3D animation, game design, and Web and interactivity skills can be admitted for the fall term. Students without the required skills need to take our summer intensive courses and are admitted for summer term. Winter and spring enrollment requires special departmental approval.

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsRolling admission through Sept. 1, though we encourage applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible.N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsRolling admission through June 13, though we encourage applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible.N/AN/AN/A


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    We prefer that you apply online to Drexel.

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  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are recommended, but not required of all applicants. The minimum score varies.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

  • Essay

    Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.

    Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

  • Résumé

    Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • Portfolio

    Portfolios (in CD or DVD format) must be submitted to the Digital Media Department by all candidates. Your portfolio can be submitted either as a website link or DVD and may contain any material that you feel is relevant to your skills (i.e., drawing, painting, photography, video, 3D models, animation, music, video games, computer programs, code, research, etc.). Do not submit your portfolio to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Email the link for your portfolio to the Graduate Program Director at or mail your portfolio DVD directly to the Digital Media Department at:

    Attn: Graduate Program Director, Digital Media Department
    Drexel University
    3501 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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