Your statement of intent should be one page.

The quality of the statement of intent is critical to the likelihood of your admission. The writing should be succinct and as carefully considered as the content of the statement, which should address at least the four following areas:

  • What is the area of intended research with specific reference to the program courses and the expertise of the faculty members
  • How your academic background and professional experience relates to the program with reference to any previous research, scholarship, or project experience with interdisciplinary or collaborative teams.
  • How the intended research program will align with the objectives of the program relating to Design Research; Strategic Design Planning; Knowledge Creation and Dissemination; and Interdisciplinary Design Development.
  • An explanation of the specific reasons for choosing the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University.