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Master of Fine Arts in:

Communication Design

Kutztown University's College of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to offer the first and only Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design (Graphic, Interactive, Advertising and Illustration) within the PASSHE system. This terminal degree is designed for students who wish to become engaged with an artistic and collaborative community of creative thinkers.

Work to learn new and innovative ways to solve design problems, or to identify problems that may be solved using expert communication design. Gain the ability to assess the effectiveness of design and how it can influence behavioral change. Broaden your design experience through 12 full-time faculty members with expertise in key focus areas of design, with real-world experience.

Enjoy the flexibility to direct the focus of your studies, and relish the creative freedom that our curriculum provides. Students will explore their personal and professional design aspirations and expand their skill set to meet those goals. The program culminates with a focused thesis project spread over three courses dedicated to research, creativity, and implementation. The final project will be exhibited publicly and presented in a variety of venues and media.

So, where can an MFA in Communication Design take your career? The sky is the limit. Become a faculty member at a college or university, a studio or business owner. Utilize your electives to prepare for career advancement or teaching opportunities by selecting related courses from other graduate programs at KU. No matter the path you choose, you will be a highly sought after designer in emerging areas of communication design.

When you consider continuing your education in the field of communication design, consider the value that a Kutztown University master's degree provides. Not only is Kutztown University nationally recognized in the field of communication design, but our graduates are highly desired and our placement rates are exceptional. This opportunity is at your fingertips, and at a reasonable cost per graduate credit.

For further information, we invite you to connect with the Communication Design department.

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