Academics | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Academics

MCAD offers 14 undergraduate majors, 3 online MAs, 1 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, Drawing and Painting, Filmmaking, Fine Arts Studio, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Web And Multimedia Environments, Photography, Print Paper Book, Product Design, and Sculpture.

Bachelor of Science

Entrepreneurial Studies, MCAD’s sole BS major, offers students an unparalleled opportunity to apply creativity, strategy, and innovation to client- or community-based projects.

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.