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Graphic Design

California Institute of the Arts CalArts

Master
24 months
Duration
48660 USD/year
48660 USD/year
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About

The two-year MFA curriculum focuses on the advanced exploration of form, methodology and practice, informed by a consciousness of the following contexts: contemporary practice, craft, audience, theory and history, and the constantly shifting media environment.

Overview

Individual critique within a communal studio structure helps designers to develop a personal direction and agenda, intended to influence work beyond graduate school. The first-year curriculum consists of a sequence of weekly seminars in which research and studio projects are examined and discussed. The second year in residence is dedicated to developing and realizing a major thesis project that contributes to—and challenges—the graphic design community at large.

In each of the two years, graduate students deepen and refine their work through a set of required and elective courses covering subjects such as type design, web design, typography, motion graphics, design theory and design history. Visiting designers who lead short-term projects are another important aspect of the CalArts program, which consciously seeks to broaden the types of experiences offered to students within the focused studio environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Visual Literacy 
  • Historical Survey of Graphic Design 
  • Graduate Seminar I
  • Graduate Seminar I 
  • Historical Survey of Graphic Design 
  • Design Theory 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Application
  • Artist Statement
  • Submit Required Supplementary Materials
  • Portfolio and Audition Requirements
  • Official college transcripts are required of all MFA applicants. College transcripts should cover all work undertaken and should be sent from each institution attended. All transcripts must be official transcripts issued from the institution you attended. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48660 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    48660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48660 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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