Graphic Design | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree / MCAD

Graphic Design

Master visual composition of digital and print design.
Work with real clients from concept to delivery.

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Graphic Design

Graphic design majors learn to design for our visual society. Think websites, books, magazines, posters, apps, traffic signs, and more.

Graphic designers are responsible for the things people turn to for both information and good form. An MCAD education will prepare you to be at the top of this profession.

Graphic design is a major offered in the four-year BFA degree program. Our BFA curriculum is rooted by Core Four—foundation courses that enhance students' professional development.


Course Descriptions

Required Courses 39
Total Credits 120


On-site internships at organizations such as music venues, design agencies, and media companies—both local and international—allow students to learn about the industry, enhance their skills, network, and build their portfolios. Previous students have interned at the following organizations, among many others:

BellagalaFirst Avenue & 7th Street Entry ▪ Lavender MagazineMayo ClinicMeat and Potatoes, California ▪ MTV, New York ▪ Pentagram, England ▪ Rhymesayers EntertainmentTarget ▪ Zeus Jones