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Visual Communication Design

Kent State University

24 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Visual Communication Design degree program from Kent State University offers graduate teaching and research assistantships, individual plans of study, experiential learning, design history and research. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged


The Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design is a terminal degree and recommended for students with undergraduate degrees in design or related fields who wish to enter a career in higher education instruction as well as to advance their studio skills in one or more of the following: 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:

  • Develop a body of creative work at a level appropriate for a graduate designer/illustrator/photographer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Candidacy Review/graphic Design And Illustration 
  • Graduate Studio In Visual Communication Design
  • Graduate Seminar In Visual Communication Design
  • College Teaching In Visual Communication Design
  • M.F.A. Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


60 SCH


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
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Autobiographical statement (250 words)
  • Portfolio
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 24 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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