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Graphic Design

Boston University

24 months
30568 USD/year
30568 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Boston University provides a sequenced studio approach to advanced design thinking and problem-solving for visual communication, preparing students to thrive in a dynamic professional environment.


Key facts

A solution-based practice framed by key principles defines the core graphic design studios. During the first year of study, students of the Graphic Design program offered by Boston University are challenged to articulate a design perspective and method through studio projects emphasizing form and communication, authorship, audience, and medium. Students are invited to think creatively and strategically—developing content, defining an audience, and determining an optimum communication platform. This body of work culminates in the second year of study with the thesis investigation, a personally driven body of work that presents the individual student’s visual/critical method and examines relevant and valued topics in contemporary practice.

Faculty work closely with students to strengthen a student’s technical and conceptual abilities through both carefully defined and open-ended projects. Faculty serve as an entry point into professional practice through their own studio practices and professional networks. Furthermore, students are expected and invited to actively participate in the Boston-based design community to cultivate their own professional network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Graphic Design
  • Graduate Typography
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Thesis Development
  • History of Graphic Design
  • General or Graphic Design electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete your application online
  • Submit Application
  • Upload Forms
  • *Transcripts should be uploaded to your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30568 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30568 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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