MCAD welcome and values graduate students for the experience, insight, knowledge and vigor they add to our creative community.

Areas of study offered
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies, MFA

MCAD's Master of Fine Arts in visual studies program is a fully on-campus community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers and creative professionals working in a mentor-based, interdisciplinary environment.

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Master of Arts in Creative Leadership, MA

This is an accelerated 15-month, online program — bracketed by two weeklong residencies in Minneapolis — for individuals who seek the knowledge and skills to navigate changes in their careers, organizations and communities.

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Master of Arts in Graphic Design, MA

Gain the real-world graphic design and web design skills and experience to build your portfolio and advance your career through MCAD's 100 percent online Master of Arts in graphic and web design program.

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Master of Arts in Sustainable Design, MA

MCAD’s fully online Master of Arts in sustainable design was created for busy working professionals who are passionate about sustainability. The program enlists a global community of students and world-class instructors working together to push the sustainability envelope forward across a variety of disciplines and industries.

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Graduate certificates

Biomimicry graduate certificate
Design Foundations graduate certificate
Illustration graduate certificate
Teaching Art and Design Online series graduate certificate
User Experience (UX) graduate certificate
Web Development graduate certificate
Web Development series graduate certificate

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Where classes are held
Minneapolis or online

I've heard great things about MCAD throughout my career in design and advertising. A handful of very talented co-workers attended MCAD. I chose to pursue an MA at MCAD to be part of and continue its bright legacy, and more deeply connect to my local community.

Anna Stark

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Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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