School of Art

Graphic Design

MFA Course Structure

MFA students typically take the following required classes, plus some metier electives, plus electives from other programs and schools within the Institute. Course load and focus depends on the proclivities of the individual student, but usually is around 12 to 20 units per semester.

Required Design Classes

3-year MFA Fall

Visual Literacy 1
Typographics 1
Historical Survey of Graphic Design 1
At least one program elective

3-year MFA Spring

Visual Literacy 2
Typographics 2
Historical Survey of Graphic Design 2
At least one program elective

2-year MFA1 Fall

Graduate Seminar 1.1
Typographics 1
Historical Survey of Graphic Design 1
At least one program elective

2-year MFA1 Spring

Graduate Seminar 1.2
Typographics 2
Historical Survey of Graphic Design 2
Graphic Design Theory: Intro to Criticism
At least one program elective

2-year MFA2 Fall

Graduate Seminar 2.1
Graphic Design Theory: Advanced Concepts
At least one program elective

2-year MFA2 Spring

Graduate Seminar 2.2
At least one program elective

Elective Design Classes

Imagemaking 2
Information Design
Advanced Multimedia
Motion Graphics
Graphic Design Workshop
Publication Design
Digital Type Design
Special Topics
Professional Practice
Advanced Motion Graphics
Independent Study
Mutant Design

Last edited by rgates on Jul 27, 2010
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