Designed exclusively for first-year students, this 2-credit course offers an abundance of resources that get you started on the right foot at MCAD. It helps new students feel a sense of community with other first-year classmates; navigate the college and course offerings; learn time-management skills; and understand how as an artist, designer, or entrepreneur positively influences others. The First-Year Experience course gives you access to amazing faculty who understand how to make a successful life transition in college. FDN 1000: First-year Experience: Communities of Practice This 2-credit course at a glance: Offered sequentially in fall and spring with no prerequisites required. Use support, resources, and practical exercises that focus on your development at MCAD. Get introduced to the Minneapolis creative community. Build a sense of community with first-year peers and fellow MCAD students. Meet with faculty who are dedicated to your journey at MCAD. Discover opportunities for professional development. Relax–there is no homework!