MFA On Campus

Industrial Design

Academy of Art University

36 months
1276 USD/credit 38280 USD/year
1218 USD/credit 36540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Industrial Design's MFA program at Academy of Art University provides advanced study within focused fields of physical design.


In addition to classroom and collaborative coursework, each student works toward producing a final thesis project.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduate Industrial Design students at Academy of Art University will meet the following student performance criteria:

MFA Thesis Project

  • Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of their thesis project
  • Explain the relevance of their project to their professional goals
  • Complete an approved body of work which represents an advanced level of achievement in their area of focus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Industrial Design Processes
  • Industrial Design Drawing 1: Perspective
  • Model Making
  • The Science of Design: Ethnographic Methods
  • Professional Practices & Communication for Industrial Designers
  • Design Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 SCH


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

  • Application form or online application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from your undergraduate college or university showing completion of an undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    38280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    36540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 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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