Graduate Assistantships | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are designed to provide master of fine arts (MFA) students with meaningful extracurricular experiences and to help offset expenses through on-campus employment. Any full-time MFA student (minimum twelve credits per semester) may apply.

The GA position lasts the entire academic year; MFA students are able to start working one week before the start of fall semester and may work until the last day of spring semester.

GA positions exist in a variety of campus departments, including:

  • MCAD Library
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Media Laboratory
  • Learning Center
  • Computer Support
  • Academic Services
  • 3D Shop
  • Online Learning
  • MCAD Gallery

Total Award: $6,000* over two semesters
Hourly Rate: $15—Maximum of 15 hours per week

*Payment is made based on actual hours worked with a bi-weekly paycheck. Award cannot be applied to tuition balances or used during summer semester.