Learn about the MCAD master of fine arts experience from students in the program.

Sixty credits. Two years. Unlimited Possibilities.

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.

The 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/painting
  • engaged and public arts
  • filmmaking
  • furniture design
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • installation art
  • interdisciplinary
  • paper and book arts
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • web and multimedia 

This program is housed in the MFA Studios and Gallery, which includes fifty individual studios, smart classrooms, facilities for creative making, a large gallery space, and more. Learn more by visiting the MFA Program website.

New! Fall Master's Trip to NYC
Enrolled master's students had the opportunity to travel to New York City in October 2019 to visit artist studios, art and design venues, and more. Check out some highlights from the trip.
In accordance with CDC guidelines and in the interest of our community's safety, this trip is currently on hold. When travel and group gatherings are safe, this trip with resume annually in the fall.

Tell Me More about Master of Fine Arts in 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

Michael Banning

Michael Banning, Visiting Faculty

Michael Banning’s paintings and drawings of contemporary American urban, industrial, and domestic landscapes have been exhibited in solo exhibitions across the country and published in New American Paintings.