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MFA — Graphic Design

About MFA Design

The MFA program in graphic design focuses on the artist as an agent of visual communication in society.

With emphasis on conceptual problem-solving and technical proficiency, graduate students are encouraged to create effective artistic expression in various print-related media. Graphic design theory, history, and professional practices are discussed regularly with faculty.

Experimental treatments of typography and illustration are expected from participants in this program.

The biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition is a core feature of our program and graduate students participate in the organization and presentation of this event. Graduate students occupy a semi-private studio adjacent to the graphic design classroom. At present, our graphic design MFA program is quite small, so please check to see that we are accepting new students before applying. Also, please be aware that graduate students in our program must demonstrate a strong background in graphic design before being accepted.

The graphic design area occupies approximately 4000 square feet of studio space. A computer lab is available for all Graphic Design students. The lab consists of late model Apple Macintosh computers equipped with current versions of the most capable graphic design software programs: Quark Xpress, Aldus FreeHand, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Two laser printers, one color printer, one color scanner and one monochrome scanner are also in use. High quality color printers are also available to students elsewhere on campus and at service bureaus within the community.

If you have any questions regarding our program or community, please call me at 970/491-5482, or send an e-mail message to John.Gravdahl@ColoState.Edu