Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies
MCAD's master of fine arts in visual studies program is a community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers, and creative professionals working in a mentor-based, interdisciplinary environment.
Our diverse student body—one with a robust international presence—explores and fulfills social, cultural, and professional needs, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities stretching across art and design practices.
MFA students pursue creative work in the fields of:
- comic arts
- furniture design
- graphic design
- installation art
- interactive media
- paper and book arts
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The MFA Curriculum
Most credits are earned through one-on-one work with a faculty mentor. Additionally, students take critique and liberal arts seminars and have the option to pursue internships and a range of engaging educational opportunities.
The final year culminates in a capstone thesis exhibition and paper. Combined, this advanced degree affords artists and designers many career opportunities in studio work, as well as the option of teaching.
Total Credits: 60
Just a few blocks from MCAD's main campus lies Whittier Studios, 19,000 square feet of dedicated graduate study space that includes studios, classrooms, a computer lab, production areas, and a beautiful gallery. Every MFA student has a personal studio space and 24/7 access.
2835 Harriet Ave. South, Minneapolis (Google Maps)