Graphic design is an interdisciplinary, cross-media field that is rooted in the fine arts. The program provides students and qualified designers with skills and knowledge to successfully compete nationally and internationally and to contribute to the public discourse of design.
MICA's M.F.A. in Graphic Design serves as an advanced lab for interdisciplinary research and exploration within the context of one of the nation's top art colleges. The 60-hour curriculum engages students in a mix of critical seminars, guided studio courses, and independent work. Students can take advantage of electives in many MICA departments, including video, printmaking, and digital media.
As graphic design extends its reach into new media and new environments, designers are confronted with exciting intellectual and technological challenges. MICA's two-year M.F.A. program provides a setting in which to develop critical ideas about the history, future, and social uses of visual communication.
Who Should Apply
This program is appropriate for students who wish to contribute to the public discourse of design and visual communication by engaging in cultural, social, technological, and aesthetic issues that are transforming today's media and information industries. Selected from an international pool of applicants, students include experienced designers seeking to reinvigorate their careers, and professionals and advanced students from such related disciplines as digital media, photography, journalism, and the fine arts.