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The AICAD Exchange program offers you the chance to study at any AICAD school in the United States, Canada, Israel, China, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.

As part of this exchange program, MCAD students can spend a semester at one of the art and design colleges affiliated with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). This program makes the faculty, course offerings, and resources of these schools available to MCAD students with ease of accessibility and without special cost.


SchoolsSearch all AICAD schools
Semesters OfferedFall and spring semesters
TuitionSame as your MCAD tuition; there's no extra tuition cost to study off-campus
HousingStudent's responsibility
Classroom ExperienceDependent upon location
Location35 locations throughout the United States and Canada
MajorsAll majors
  • 2.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Student must send application directly to school of choice and be accepted by the school


“I definitely recommend this program. I would suggest going and taking some classes that MCAD does not offer like ceramics, jewelry, glass blowing, architecture, or whatever you're interested in” –Hanan Rddad, AICAD Exchange at California College of the Arts

Questions? Contact for more off-campus study information or to apply.

Off-Campus Study Programs