"I think going to a small school and having intimate and fun student activities helped me become more outgoing and social than I was when I started MCAD. I really valued that. Critiques helped with this too, and overall helped me become a better communicator. This has also helped me become more comfortable with taking social risks and sharing my opinion."

"I draw comics for a living, which is a fantastic privilege in itself, but the fact that they're comics I believe in and stories I'm proud to be telling is more than I ever could have asked for. I've gotten to collaborate with people whose work means the world to me, that I've admired since I was a child, and I feel astonishingly lucky to get to call them colleagues."

"There are so many ways to be involved in the design world without necessarily being the one who draws the lines and shapes. For me, MCAD's Bachelor of Science program allowed me to find a career where I could flex my design muscles but with a more technical slant."

"I feel that MCAD provided me with every opportunity and advantage possible when compared with other possible education routes that I had taken or were available."

"Being an MCAD student gave me resources, a support system, strong work, and mentors, which is everything I needed to go in the right direction. If it wasn't for the faculty and staff I wouldn't be where I am today. I built lifelong friendships and relationships that are invaluable to me—that's what shaped me more than anything else."

"MCAD most prepared me for life after school by learning to adapt and change as quickly as possible. As an art student, I found myself being thrown curve balls by every teacher, in every class, and every semester. I was always asked to question every aspect of my work from the way I wrote about it, to the overall construction, to its meaning."

"The classes in comics [at MCAD] are tough but they make you really good at your craft. You draw A LOT."

"MCAD instilled the value of success in art requires hard work and persistence, which has kept me motivated to keep pushing forward in my career."

“The amazing facilities are one of the main reasons I chose to attend MCAD. Having unlimited access to all of the facilities was incredible. I spent so many late nights in the darkrooms, digital labs, and painting studios. Even in the middle of the night MCAD is buzzing with creativity. I was constantly surrounded by incredible artists. It was truly a gift. I miss it.”

“MCAD fed my curiosity for art, painting, and making things that spoke to my interests and drive as an artist. This happened through constant critiques from visiting artists and professors. It also connected me to a huge community of people that I still surround myself with three years later.”

“The diligence that happens in my studio is balanced by the inclusion of fun, personal aspects. For instance I like to play I Love Lucy in the background when I build and stretch my canvases, and I listen to a lot of podcasts while painting.”


“MCAD taught me to view art with a wide lens. I am appreciative that I was able to work in many areas of media and art, and not be tied to one specific way of working.”


“Stay engaged, use your work to make the world a better place, and be a voice for others who are often silenced, forgotten, or shut out.”


“MCAD encourages you to be a weirdo, try things, fail, try again . . . you can't get that everywhere and I miss it.”


“I love that what I want to do aligns with how I support myself. I also love seeing people's reactions to my work and that I get to see things I create out in the world.”


“My secret to not getting stuck in the first place is to stay curious and fascinated with the world and to have the confidence to nerd out about stuff that might not be cool until you filter it through your art brain.”


“I look back at MCAD and see it as four years where I learned technical skills, learned about art, and found out who I am.”


“I loved having all of MCAD's resources at my fingertips.”


“The ongoing relationships with [MCAD] alumni and teachers I still maintain to this day is the biggest thing I hold on to. It's enhanced me as an artist and helped me in my career.”