Graphic Design

Art Center College of Design

Master On Campus
12 months
48380 USD/year
48380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Practicing Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design is a process of creating change. In their pursuit of great ideas, our change-making students follow a simple path - they See, Do, and Lead.


Art Center College of Design’s MFA Graduate Graphic Design (MGx) program educates graphic designers who will lead the next global generation of our profession by influencing companies, communities and society at large and extending the boundaries of communication design.

Learning outcomes

Expanding upon the College’s internationally recognized undergraduate graphic design curriculum, this MFA program provides an immersive education in craft, design leadership and strategic thought—all within a socially responsible transmedia platform that includes print, interaction, motion, packaging and mediatecture. We emphasize entrepreneurship, leadership and management, with a focus on practical, yet exquisite, professional design solutions.

Our regular two-year program consists of four full terms, a summer term reserved for studio-based independent study and an internship. If appropriate, we also offer a three-year program that includes two additional terms of undergraduate graphic design courses tailored to individual students’ needs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Graduate Typography 
  • Project Writing 
  • Mediatecture 
  • Screen-Based Elective 

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

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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent alien residents or $70 for non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent alien residents is required. You may apply for a fee waiver through the College Board or provide a letter from your guidance counselor or teacher.
  • Applications can be completed online or downloaded from our site. The application will include several essays of varying lengths

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24190 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24190 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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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