MFA Applications Open
The Department of Design offers two complementary design-led and research-oriented areas of emphasis -- Design Research and Development (DRD) or Digital Animation and Interactive Media (DAIM). Admissions occurs annually and is highly-competitive.
We've granted hundreds of graduate degrees since our formation in 1968. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is considered to be a terminal degree in Design, and is widely recognized in the US as the minimum qualification for full-time, college-level design educators.
The Graduate Studies Program in Design is meant to be broad and interdisciplinary, in contrast to the necessary specialization of our undergraduate programs. Graduate students are encouraged to explore emerging design issues, and to partner with other disciplines to propose innovative solutions.
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