M.A. On Campus

Visual Communication Design

Kent State University

12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
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 The Visual Communication Design program from the Kent State University offers individualized plans of study, experiential learning, design history and research. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged.


The Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design is recommended for students with undergraduate degrees in design or related fields who wish to advance their studio skills in print design, illustration, web design, 3-D design, motion graphics, interactive design, corporate identity, information architecture, interaction design or information graphics. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Visual Communication Design program from the Kent State University  will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic skills and knowledge of design processes, principles, vocabulary and history.
  • Develop a body of creative work at a level appropriate for a graduate designer/illustrator/photographer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design Perspectives
  • Design Research Methods
  • Typographic Structures And Systems
  • Concept Development And Implementation
  • Graphic Design Advanced
  • M.a. Project Graphic Design And Illustration
  • User Experience Design Principles And Concepts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Undergraduate degree in design or closely related program for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate major GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Autobiographical statement (250 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    21952 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21952 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21952 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21952 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11766 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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