Graduate Studies in Design

Graduate Studies in Design

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.

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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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The Department of Design offers two complementary design-led and research-oriented areas of emphasis in Design Research and Development (DRD) or Digital Animation and Interactive Media (DAIM), both leading to the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

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Graduate Studies Program Contacts

Please direct questions and communication to: 

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Polly Graham

 

Polly Graham

Graduate Studies Coordinator

To learn more about the application process and financial aid
please direct inquiries to:

graham.311@osu.edu

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Peter Chan, Visual Communication Design Coordinator

 

Peter Kwok Chan, Ph.D.

Graduate Studies Chair 

To learn more about program goals, curriculum, and research opportunities, 
please direct inquiries to:

chan.179@osu.edu

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Student Resources for Graduate Studies in Design

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