New Realities. New Approaches.
The School of Art and Design offers the M.F.A. with a major in Communication Design. The curriculum is designed to provide advanced study in the areas of corporate advertising art direction, graphic design, and digital media design. The graduate program will provide students with the following: advanced problem-solving methodologies, updating technological advancement relating to communication design, examination of historical events within the discipline, and emerging theoretical constructs.
The M.F.A. in Communication Design employs the same leading technologies that are reshaping the discipline. Web-based delivery is heavily featured in course curriculum, as well as online video conferences, live chat, and blogging interfaces. In addition, the program offers courses via extended weekend seminars, evening courses, and independent directed study. This non-traditional structure allows active professionals to participate. The M.F.A. program also offers limited graduate assistant positions for qualified students who wish to immerse themselves full time in their graduate studies. For students seeking a future career in higher education, the program will provide the appropriate academic credential and the terminal degree in the discipline of visual communication design: the Master of Fine Arts.
The exchange of ideas on an international basis is an important component of the M.F.A. Communication Design program. Internationally based guest professors visit campus to lecture and share their unique perspective on communication design with graduate students. In addition, selected students are encouraged to participate in international field trips to expand their knowledge in the field of communication design.