Academics | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Academics

MCAD offers many undergraduate majors, three online MAs, one on-campus MFA, and Continuing Education courses for pre-college students and lifelong learners. Which path will you take?

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The BFA program offers majors in Animation, Comic Art, Fine Arts (concentration options in Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and Expanded Media, and Print Paper Book Arts), Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Arts (concentration options in Art and Technology, Filmmaking, and Photography), and Product Design.

Bachelor of Science

Creative Entrepreneurship, MCAD’s sole BS major, offers students an unparalleled opportunity to apply creativity, strategy, and innovation to client- or community-based projects. We are also offering a Dual Degree Program with Creative Entrepreneurship and MA in Sustainable Design! 

Master of Fine Arts

The MFA program is a community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers, and creative professionals working in a mentor-based, interdisciplinary environment.

Master of Arts in Creative Leadership

The Master of Arts in Creative Leadership is an accelerated fifteen-month, online program—bracketed by two week-long residencies in Minneapolis—for individuals who seek the knowledge and skills to navigate changes in their careers, organizations, and communities. 

Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design

Designed for motivated working adults, the Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design is a flexible online program that allows for discussions, critiques, and community-building with instructors, peers, and visiting designers.

Master of Arts in Sustainable Design

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Design is a fully online program that engages a world-class community to creatively lead sustainable solutions across disciplines and industries.

Continuing Education

For life-long learners, these programs—both in person and online—are taught by professional working artists and designers. Discover a range of classes that foster creative expression and growth, all taught in a supportive, inclusive environment.