Graduate Communications Design (MFA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Communications Design
Program Mission Statement: The MFA in Communications Design will strive to prepare individuals to be confident and mature independent designers who will contribute to the expansion of the field; are skilled in the effective and appropriate use of technology; become leaders in the communications design profession; and are innovators in design pedagogy, research and publication.
Learning Outcomes: 1) The ability to identify a problem (problem seeking), and apply design process and research methodology towards a solution; 2) Advanced professional competence, demonstrating depth of knowledge and achievement, in a well-developed, defendable significant body of work; 3) Demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice necessary and desire for a leadership position in the profession and academia; 4) Advanced capabilities with technologies, demonstrated in the creation, dissemination, presentation, documentation, and preservation of work.
The application deadline for the MFA Communications Design is January 5.
Requirements for MFA Communications Design, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses plus 3 credits of Electives.
DES-710A Graduate Studio:Visual Language A
DES-720A Graduate Studio:Technology A
DES-730A Graduate Studio:Transformation Design A
DES-760A Graduate Seminar A
Semester 2Complete these courses plus 6 credits of Electives.
DES-741 Cross-Disciplinary Studio
DES-751 Design Writing
DES-791 MFA Thesis Research
Semester 3Complete these courses.
DES-710B Graduate Studio:visual Language B
DES-720B Graduate Studio:Technology B
DES-730B Graduate Studio:Transformation Design B
DES-760B Graduate Seminar A
DES-794A MFA Thesis I Resource A
DES-794B MFA Thesis I Resource B
DES-796 MFA Thesis I
Semester 4Complete these courses plus 6 credits of Electives.
DES-795A MFA Thesis II Resource A
DES-797 MFA Thesis Production & Exhibition
DES-799 MFA Thesis II