Graphic Design | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Graphic Design

The Art of Visual Communication

MCAD’s Graphic Design minor provides opportunities for students to extend their skill sets in preparation for entering the professional community. Building on MCAD’s well-established graphic design curriculum, and taking advantage of its core classes, students become well-prepared for a professional internship and further growth opportunities in the field.

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As a Graphic Design minor, you will:

  • Develop your own voice and produce original work.
  • Research, engage with, and create innovative concepts, content, and form.
  • Learn to communicate ideas visually.
  • Hone your technical and conceptual design skills.

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Class Highlights

This minor emphasizes a collaborative process of working on teams with students from all MCAD majors.

Required classes and electives include: 

  • Graphic Design 1 
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Digital Production

After MCAD

There are many paths to explore with a minor in Graphic Design.

Potential careers include:

  • Art Director
  • Production Artist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Type Designer
  • Graphic Designer

 "Graphic design represents endless creative possibilities."  –Mike Perry ’03, Owner of Mike Perry Studio