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?


painting from Made at MCAD 2023 by Ian Kim ; Ian Kim
Ian Kim


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.

Ren Harris ; Ren Harris
Ren Harris
Abigail Owen ; Abigail Owen
Abigail Owen

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


03 June - 10 August 2024
10:00 AM Main Gallery

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

Lois DeWitt

BFA in Painting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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.