Sixty credits. Two years. Unlimited Possibilities.

 Students describe the master of fine arts experience at MCAD.


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.

Choose to Pursue Creative Work in:

  • animation
  • comic arts
  • drawing
  • filmmaking
  • furniture design
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • installation art
  • interactive media
  • painting
  • paper and book arts
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture

This program is housed in an all-MFA studio and gallery space, at 2201 1st Avenue, that opened in Spring 2016. It includes fifty individual studios, smart classrooms, facilities for creative making, a large gallery space, and more.

See what MFA students are up to right now.

Tell Me More about Visual Studies at MCAD

Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA

Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher whose work has been featured on the cover of Bon Iver's 2012 Grammy Award-winning album and on the cover of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #43.

Faculty Spotlight

Tom DeBiaso

Tom DeBiaso
Professor and Director of MFA Program

Tom DeBiaso is an educator, filmmaker, and photographer. He established MCAD's media arts department and master of fine arts program, which he currently directs.