MCAD’s graphic design major produces designers who creatively investigate and engage with innovative problems, concepts, content, and form.
We promote curiosity, process, and making, and encourage you to develop your voice to produce original work. We produce graduates that are active practitioners and leaders within local, national, and international design communities.
From your first compositions and critiques to real-world work experiences, the BFA curriculum is a systematic process that transforms you from an MCAD student into a creative professional.
Year One: MCAD Community
- Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more
- Explore your major options
- Take foundation classes
- Studio: technical skills and work ethic
- Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary
Year Two: Focusing Interests
- Declare graphic design as your major
- Build concentrated design skills, both conceptual and technical
Year Three: The Community of Practice
- Take electives outside of graphic design courses
- Prepare for your transition from student to working professional
- Successfully complete your Junior Review
- Gain practical, real-world experience through a required internship
- Choose to study abroad or elsewhere in the U.S.
Year Four: The Professional World
- Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work
- Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers
- Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition