Degree Requirements

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design is a collaborative design program with seminar style units, self-designed project units, cross disciplinary leadership and ethic units.

YEAR 1:

Faith and Practice (Fall) – 3 hours
Self-directed research/project (Fall) – 6 hours
Seminar in Methods—Research, Writing, and Teaching (Spring) – 3 hours
Self-designed research/project (Spring) – 6 hours
Global Collaboration Strategies (Summer) – 3 hours
Introduction to Partnership (Summer) – 3 hours

Year 1 Credit Hours = 24

YEAR 2:

Interdisciplinary Elective (Fall) – 3 hours
Self-design project /collaboration (Fall) – 6 hours
Leadership & Ethics (Spring) – 3 hours
Thesis Prep (Spring) – 6 hours
Self-design project /collaboration (Summer) – 3 hours

Year 2 Credit Hours = 18


YEAR 3:

History of Design (Fall) – 3 hours
Self-directed research/project (Fall) – 3 hours
Thesis Development (Spring) – 3 hours
Self-directed research/project (Spring) – 3 hours
Internship/Partnership (Summer) - 6 hours

Year 3 Credit Hours = 18

Total semester credit hours required for MFA degree – 60