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Visual Communication Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

M.A.
24 months
Duration
1730 USD/year
1730 USD/year
1730 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Led by faculty who are actively engaged in design thinking and practice, Visual Communication Design students are challenged to think critically about what they create, take risks in their work, and experience the value and transformative ability of design.

Overview

  • Renowned Visual Communication Design faculty represent the diversity of contemporary design practice, research, and pedagogy with thriving practices both self-initiated and client-associated, physical and virtual, and individual and collaborative. Students are presented with a rich array of tools and ideas and work with faculty to broaden and deepen their understanding of the field, acquire new skills and approaches, and develop an innovative and mature body of work. Faculty guide students in self-initiated work that explores issues of personal interest and cultural/social significance. 
  • Graduate students begin their coursework with critique seminars designed to encourage experimentation with new methodologies to further develop their individual work and exploration. Subsequent semesters are less structured—allowing students to work with individual advisors, generate individualized content, and experiment with other related disciplines—eventually culminating in fully realized theses. Students take part in advanced study of the history and interpretation of visual communication design through curricula that explore how the discipline has been influenced by, and in turn influences, cultural, social, political, industrial, and technological forces.
  • At the core of the MFA program are Graduate Projects. Taken every semester, Graduate Projects allow students to focus on their work in one-on-one meetings with a faculty member. In addition to meeting biweekly with a Visual Communication Design graduate faculty member, students may sign up for Graduate Projects with writers, artists, and academics from other departments at SAIC. Ultimately, it is the student’s work that drives the choice of advisor, and both disciplinary and interdisciplinary work is supported and advanced.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Illustration Technologies Lab
  • Beginning Graphic Design
  • Beginning Typography

For more information, please visit the program website.

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.
85
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

In order to apply, we must have the following items and all of your application materials in our office:

  • Online application
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Updated over a year ago

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