Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute, College Of Art

Graphic Design (MFA)


1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graphic Design (MFA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graphic design is an interdisciplinary, cross-media field that is rooted in the fine arts. Design is a public form of art that engages commercial, political, social, technological, and cultural systems. MFA students are encouraged to view themselves as cultural producers who actively initiate projects. The program provides advanced 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 MFA 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 MFA in graphic design offers an invaluable opportunity for advanced students and working designers to extend and refresh their work Ð technically, critically, and creatively. The two-year program provides a setting in which to develop critical ideas about the history, future, and social uses of visual communication.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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