To qualify for application to the program applicants should have completed a Master's Degree or its equivalent in a discipline or field related to the proposed doctoral work. In addition to a portfolio of their artistic work, applicants must submit as Statement of Purpose a substantial and detailed digital, experimental arts project proposal (more information following). All students will be expected to show competence in computing, general technology literacy, and skill and imagination in their areas of interest.

There are two separate parts to the application process for the Ph.D. program:

  1. Application to the University of Washington's Graduate School (Part I)
  2. Application to the DXARTS Ph.D. Program. (Part II)