Selected from an international pool of applicants, students
in MICA’s Graphic Design MFA program include experienced designers who are seeking to reinvigorate their work as well as professionals and advanced students from related disciplines, such as digital media, photography, journalism, and the fine arts. GD MFA students pursue advanced studio work in graphic design as well as courses in the history and theory of art, design, and culture. Students work in print, animation, web design, product development, environmental design, and other media. Courses dedicated to the help students learn to use writing as a powerful and expressive communication tool. They receive professional development experience through MICA’s Teaching Internship
program and through fellowships with the Center for Design Thinking
and the Center for Social Design
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Fall 2016 has been an amazing semester for visiting artists. In September we started the semester with visits from Rick Valicenti, who made narrative posters with first-year students, and Odyssey Works (artists Abe Burickson and Ayden Grout), who worked with Thesis students. Other visitors this fall have included Post Typography (Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals), and two sets of amazing guests from the Netherlands: Eric Schrijver + Louise Furter, and Rianne Petter + Mark Mulder. These workshops help us shake up our point of view and engage in introspection and extra-spection!
Rick Valicenti talks to first-year GD MFA
First-year posters created with Rick Valicenti
Abe Burickson and Ayden Grout work with thesis students
Momento Mori thesis explorations, created with Abe and Ayden
Public Domain workshop with Eric Schrijver and Loraine Furter
Thesis workshop with Rianne Petter and Mark Mulder from the Netherlands
Congratulations to GD MFA’s graduating Class of 2016 and to our rising Class of 2017. Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips welcome new graduate faculty, Jason Gottlieb.
Thank-you tribute from twelve years of GD MFA graduates, created by Hieu Tran, GD MFA 2016.