There are no fixed prerequisites for the class, but we like to see demonstrated in-depth background in computer science, computer graphics, a related area like filmmaking, or in some aspect of visual art. Your background does not have to be from a formal course, but you will have to explain or demonstrate it. If you have an online portfolio or website, you can provide a link in your application. This is not necessary, but can give us a better picture of you. In the mean time, you can read about the course in the missive and syllabus.