Minneapolis MCAD Skyilne Watercolor Mike Perry

Illustration by Mike Perry ’03


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens.


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design transforms the world through creativity and purpose.


We, the MCAD community, shape our work and our interactions with others by honoring the following values.

Students First

In all matters, we consider first what best serves the education and well-being of our students.

Academic and Institutional Excellence

We are committed to rigorous scholarship, intensive studio work, the use of innovative technologies, and the highest levels of professional and ethical standards.

Creativity and Innovation

In ideation, process, and making, we encourage experimentation and creative expression.

Community Involvement

We maintain the strength of our community through respect, diversity, communication, openness, and accountability.


We advance a just and sustainable society through collaboration and engagement with our neighbors and the world.