Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design

A Master’s in Design.
Anytime. Anywhere.

Designed for motivated working adults, MCAD's Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design takes place entirely online and is designed for motivated working adults. Asynchronous classes offer flexibility while synchronous meetings allow for discussions, critiques, and community-building with instructors, peers, and visiting designers. Courses cover design principles, typography, research, ideation, web design, programming, workflow management, and more. Small class sizes encourage collaboration and personal attention from experienced faculty. Students can start in fall or spring, and take one or two classes per semester. 

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Hear about the student experience

As a master's student in Graphic and Web Design, you will:

  • Build a portfolio in preparation for careers in the field of graphic and web design as a well-rounded contributor in print, digital, and web environments.
  • Experience theoretical and practical work in the topics of design history and theory; typography and visual communication; research and ideation processes; web-specific design and development. 
  • Research issues that engage your passion, develop your creative voice, and establish new connections in the design world. 
  • Gain real-world experience in developing and presenting creative vision and voice, efficient workflow, and productive client relationships.
  • Become part of the strong, supportive MCAD alumni network.
     

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Class Highlights

This 30-credit Masters of Arts program emphasizes a collaborative process of working on teams with students and working professionals. Required classes include: 

  • Design in Context 
  • Motion Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Typography
  • Experimental Interaction
  • Capstone Project

After MCAD

There are many paths to explore with a Master's in Graphic and Web Design. Potential careers include:

  • Front-End Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • User-Experience (UX) Designer

”I liked that MCAD offered an online-only program because I could work and pursue other interests without worrying about commuting to classes. It was really a perfect fit for me, especially since I didn’t live in Minnesota, or the United States." –Alex Ogden ’18, Image Manager for Disney’s Baby TV in Israel