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Benefits

MCAD alumni are an important part of what makes MCAD great. This network is committed to providing resources and benefits from the first day you walk on campus through your entire life. If you need assistance or have any questions with any of these benefits, contact the alumni relations office at alumni@mcad.edu.

First Year

MCAD Email Address

Your MCAD email address will stay active for twelve months after graduation. 

First Five Years

MCAD Art Sale

Participation in MCAD's Annual Art Sale is open to all graduates within the past five years. Keep your email contact information up to date to receive notices about participation.

Service Bureau printing

You have access to MCAD’s Service Bureau for five years after graduation, using the alumni request process, which is different from the one you used as a student. Complete an Alumni Access Proposal Form to submit your request. For alumni beyond five years, here is a list of printing resources in the area.

All Alumni

Alumni Directory

Connect with your classmates, network with other alumni in your area, and be a resource for current students! The biggest benefit for MCAD alumni is the global network of alumni available to you. Share or update your information now.

Alumni Events

MCAD alumni are more active than ever before. There are a number of events to get involved in. Take advantage of a lifelong learning opportunity, a critique with your fellow alumni, or a volunteer program. Keep your eye on the events calendar. Don’t yet see an event you want to participate in? Work with the alumni relations office to plan an alumni event in your region. Please email alumni@mcad.edu.

Alumni News

Stay up to date with the activities of the college with the annual issue of CUT/PASTE, the alumni print publication of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Update your information to make sure you receive your copy. Plus, sign up for the monthly community e-newsletter and quarterly alumni email updates.

Tuition Discounts

  • Children of MCAD alumni (those students who completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program) receive the MCAD Legacy Scholarship for $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year) when enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program. To receive the MCAD Legacy Scholarship, students need to include alumni information on their admissions application. 
  • Alumni receive discounts on non-credit continuing education courses, including the weekly life-drawing co-op.

Continuing Education Discount

Art Cellar and Library

Take advantage of the already-discounted supplies and material at MCAD’s Art Cellar, or use the resources and materials of MCAD's Library for a $20 annual fee.

Career Development

MCAD Career Development provides resources to help you succeed in your job search, including resumé and cover letter help, interviewing and networking skills, and job and internship search tips. Register at mcadcareerdevelopment.com or contact 612.874.3721 or careers@mcad.edu.

Recognition

Alumni notes are published to mcad.edu, Facebook, and Twitter. Submit your news now. And share your work on social with #makemcad for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

Financial Aid

MCAD’s Financial Aid office can continue to provide information and guidance for alumni after graduation. If you have questions or need advice regarding your loans, email financial_aid@mcad.edu.

AICAD Member School Benefits 

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) is a consortium of the thirty-six leading art and design colleges in the nation. MCAD students and alumni are eligible for discounts on select AICAD programs.