"The more I looked into MCAD's grad program, the more I knew it was what I wanted. Considering how much my life has transformed since the program (I'm working in my field, teaching, and am part of an amazing community), I know it was the right choice for me."

Huang is a New York-based Chinese illustrator that creates joyful, whimsical work for children's books, magazines, brands, and institutions around the world.

"Comics and graphic design have a lot more in common than some people would be led to believe and having the opportunity to dig into both disciplines to the degree that I did made me a better artist at the end of the day."

Shen Wei
Wei is a photographer whose gorgeous work has been seen all over the world.

"[At MCAD], I learned to teach myself anything, to communicate effectively, that community matters, and that I'm a small part of something much bigger."

"I always appreciated how [faculty member Jan Jancourt] was able to find and point out the potential in each students’ work, no matter how small.

Steven Vander Meer
“Learn as many different things about art as you can . . . a little bit of every experience, no matter how small or trivial, stays with you and can come back in unexpected ways.”

"Don't limit yourself by what others are doing, never listen to authorities, and do what you want and work hard and you can get somewhere."

“MCAD has so many fantastic corners to explore. I absolutely love the white tiles, exploring the stacks of design books in the library, and all of the great green space.”

"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.”