In the last five years, more than 77% of MCAD graduates have found work in the areas they majored in.

This is no accident—MCAD’s graphic design certificate curriculum gets students focused on their careers early and enables them to successfully transition from student to professional.


Land Your Dream Job

Our graduates are highly sought after in the Twin Cities and beyond. They have the skills, the discipline, and the finely honed talent to hit the ground running.

With your certificate in graphic design from MCAD, you’ll be qualified for a variety of careers in a wide range of industries.

Alumni of this program have gone on to become:

  • Graphic Designers
  • User Experience Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Illustrators
  • Account Directors
  • Design Strategists
  • and more

at organizations such as:

  • Wink
  • Trek Bicycles
  • Colle+McVoy
  • MCAD DesignWorks
  • U.S. Bank
  • MentorMate
  • 3e The Life Time Agency
  • Initio Advertising
  • Walker Art Center
  • Fusion Hill
  • Mono
  • Greenspring Media
  • Amazon


Get Support from Day One

MCAD Career Services works two ways: we help you find work, and we help employers find you. Throughout the duration of any MCAD academic program, you’ll be making connections with instructors and colleagues who know the industry and the key players within it.

And the support doesn’t end once you complete your program. As an alum, you’ll have ongoing access to the resources and services of the career services office. In addition to listing professional opportunities online, we’ll help you with:

  • job-seeking and networking strategies
  • reviewing résumés, cover letters, and portfolios
  • interview preparation

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