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?


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Elise Simmons


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.

Fireheart_Storyboard - Vivian Lu.jpg Vivian Lu merit scholarship recipient ; Vivian Lu
Vivian Lu
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Evan McHenry

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 students working during the MCAD Art Sale


26 July 2024
8:30 AM
21 - 23 November 2024
6:00 PM MCAD Main Building

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

Alex Mitchell

MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
BFA, Illinois Wesleyan University

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