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.
Typical length of study for the MFA in Graphic Design is two years: four full terms plus one ArtCenter Lite (ACL) summer term.
For incoming students who need additional design skills to complete the degree, we offer a three-year program. This program features two additional terms of undergraduate courses, tailored to meet the student’s individual needs. Once these two terms are completed, students enter the traditional MGx course track.
|TERM 1 - FALL|
|Graduate Studio I||6|
|Graduate Seminar I||3|
|TERM 2 - SPRING|
|Graduate Studio II||6|
|Graduate Seminar II||3|
|2D Form Elective||3|
|TERM 3 - SUMMER (ACL)|
|Studio Independent Study||6|
|An internship is also recommended for this term|
|TERM 4 - FALL|
|Graduate Thesis and Thesis Preparation I||6|
|TERM 5 - SPRING|
|Graduate Thesis and Thesis Preparation II||6|
|Total Required Units||72|