MCAD | Minneapolis College of Art and Design


A Continual Process of Forming and Transforming

MCAD invites exploration and experimentation in your creative practice. Choose from courses ranging from fine arts and design to entrepreneurship and sustainability. With so many choices, where do you see yourself on this journey?


Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez


Offering a transformative education open to all backgrounds, MCAD gets you ready to confidently lead and practice in an ever-evolving world. It’s where students find their personal and professional purpose as creative leaders.

Nico Enstrom ; Nico Enstrom
Nico Enstrom
Douglas Thoms ; Douglas Thoms
Douglas Thoms

MCAD's student body includes more than 800 students from 45 states and 15 countries.

Get Involved

MCAD welcomes you. Through unique events, lectures, alumni programs, and more, there are endless opportunities for everyone to join in.

A group of people smiling during the MCAD Auction


05 March 2024
1:00 PM Auditorium 150
18 March - 13 April 2024
9:00 AM Main Gallery

MCAD alumni are accomplished makers, culture shapers, and problem solvers.

Lois DeWitt

BFA in Painting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

More than 97% of MCAD students receive some kind of financial aid. Support MCAD’s mission to offer a world-class education to all.