M.A. Online

Graphic and Web Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

24 months
10800 USD/year
10800 USD/year
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design takes place entirely online and is designed for motivated working adults.


Asynchronous classes offer flexibility while synchronous meetings allow for discussions, critiques, and community-building with instructors, peers, and visiting designers. Courses cover design principles, typography, research, ideation, web design, programming, workflow management, and more. Small class sizes encourage collaboration and personal attention from experienced faculty. Students can start in fall or spring, and take one or two classes per semester. 

As a master's student in Graphic and Web Design, you will:

  • Build a portfolio in preparation for careers in the field of graphic and web design as a well-rounded contributor in print, digital, and web environments.
  • Experience theoretical and practical work in the topics of design history and theory; typography and visual communication; research and ideation processes; web-specific design and development. 
  • Research issues that engage your passion, develop your creative voice, and establish new connections in the design world. 
  • Gain real-world experience in developing and presenting creative vision and voice, efficient workflow, and productive client relationships.
  • Become part of the strong, supportive MCAD alumni network.


There are many paths to explore with a Master's in Graphic and Web Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Potential careers include:

  • Front-End Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • User-Experience (UX) Designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design in Context
  • Typography
  • Web Development
  • Programming for the Web
  • Design Studio
  • Web Design
  • Motion Design
  • User Experience Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA students must hold an undergraduate degree before enrolling.
  • Application Form
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation that attest to your creative ability, self-discipline, academic record, and commitment to your intended area of study. Letters should be from academic mentors, instructors, advisors, or professional supervisors, clients, or employers.
  • Personal Statement - How do you see the MA in graphic and web design helping you achieve your professional goals? (300-word limit) How many 3-credit courses per semester do you plan to take during your time in the program?
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio - submit ten pieces that demonstrate your strongest work/ design principles (professional, academic, personal) and readiness for the MA in graphic and web design.
  • Proof of English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Part-time: $5,400


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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