Maryland Institute College of Art

About the Graphic Design MFA at MICA

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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Visiting Artists: Rick Valicenti, Odyssey Works, and more!

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

Rick Valicenti talks to first-year GD MFA

First-year posters created with Rick Valicenti

First-year posters created with Rick Valicenti

Abe Burickson and Ayden Grout work with thesis students

Abe Burickson and Ayden Grout work with thesis students

Momento Mori thesis explorations, created with Abe and Ayden

Momento Mori thesis explorations, created with Abe and Ayden

Public Domain workshop with Eric Schrijver and Loraine Furter

Public Domain workshop with Eric Schrijver and Loraine Furter

Thesis workshop with Rianne Petter and Mark Mulder from the Netherlands

Thesis workshop with Rianne Petter and Mark Mulder from the Netherlands

GD MFA Celebrates Twelve Years

GD MFA | Class Photo

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.

Type on Screen

GD MFA students and faculty have published a series of books about design in partnership with Princeton Architectural Press. Our latest title, Type on Screen, is now available for purchase on Amazon. The book was written, designed, and produced by GD MFA students and faculty.

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GD MFA Thesis Projects