Graphic Design

Maryland Institute College of Art

12 months
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M.F.A. Graphic Design students at Maryland Institute College of Art are encouraged to view themselves as cultural producers, "practical visionaries," and "utopian entrepreneurs" who actively initiate projects.


Graphic design is an interdisciplinary, cross-media field that is rooted in the fine arts. The program provides students and qualified designers with skills and knowledge to successfully compete nationally and internationally and to contribute to the public discourse of design.

Maryland Institute College of Art's M.F.A. in Graphic Design serves as an advanced lab for interdisciplinary research and exploration within the context of one of the nation's top art colleges. The 60-hour curriculum engages students in a mix of critical seminars, guided studio courses, and independent work. Students can take advantage of electives in many MICA departments, including video, printmaking, and digital media.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Thesis Writing
  • Design Studio
  • Visiting Designers 
  • Design Studio 
  • Visiting Designers
  • Visiting Thesis Critics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via MICA SlideRoom
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • 3Statement of Purpose / Designer Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Proof of Degree or Equivalent
  • Portfolio of Artwork
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Tuition Fee


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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