The School of Web Design & New Media prepares students for cutting-edge careers in experiential design and digital media. We teach an integrated approach to New Media that is based on four key fundamentals: Design Thinking, Visual Communication, Technology, and User Experience. Web Design & New Media graduates are strategic thinkers, producers, and creative technologists poised to lead innovation on a global level.

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Final Reviews

Info For MA and MFA


Final Review Guidelines for MA and MFA

  • You are required to download and read the Final Review Guidelines (Handbook).
  • You can find the guidelines/handbook on our Graduate Showcase webpage:
  • Look for the column on the right side of the page and list "Guidelines & Templates"
  • Click on the Link: "WNM - Final Review Guidelines (PDF)"
  • Guidelines are available for both MFA Final Thesis Review and MA Final Portfolio Review.

The Final Review Guidelines (Handbooks) Include:

  • Full description of the required submission materials for Final Review
  • Complete submission instructions and deadline
  • Full delivery instructions for both on-campus and online students

Who to contact for Final Reviews

Final Review Coordinator



Must See! MFA Final Review Presentations

Check out Final Reviews videos on our Guest Speaker page:

Here is the main link to the Guest Speakers page:

Stephen Scaf's Final Review Presentation Link:

More examples available on the WNM Grad Showcase Page.


MA students do not present their Final Review. MA Final Review is a Portfolio Review only. More information about this process can be found in the MA Final Portfolio Review Guidelines.


Chemie Pop Presentation

MFA Final Review Submission Notes

  • DVDs to be delivered in-person to the WNM dept. must be submitted by the due date. These should be dropped off in-person at your review.
  • Only the Digital Thesis Book (Final written thesis PDF) is to be uploaded to student Home Page. An updated version of the Digital Thesis Book may be submitted in on date of the Final Review on the updated DVDs.
  • You do not have to upload your Slide Show Presentation or final version of your Concept Video (you will present and turn this in on the day of your Final Review).
  • You will be able to provide an updated and final versions of all of your Final Review Submission DVDs / materials on the day of your Final Review. (Online Students may mail another set of DVDs post-marked before or up to one week after the date of their Online Final Review).


**Don't know where to get your DVDs printed?

Local Contact:

Digital Revolution

1050 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

*Or do an online search for DVD printing near you!

About the Concept Video - for MFA

  1. The primary goal is to have a brief explainer video of your Thesis concept for documentation purposes. This will be a great tool for introducing your Thesis concept to prospective employers or clients.
  2. Presenting the concept video during your Final Review Presentation is strictly optional. Some students would rather stick to simply presenting the slideshow and coded project, and that's perfectly alright.
  3. If you don't want to show the concept video during your Final Review presentation, just turn it in with your Final Review materials as part of your DVD submission.
  4. For full details please attend or review previous recordings of the Final Review Online Chats.

For more information, please check out this link to the Concept Video Guidelines.

Here is an example of a great Concept Video

Here is an example of a great Concept Video

Final Thesis Project Deliverables - for MFA

Final Project Deliverables (DIAGRAM)