Master of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design
Master of Fine Arts Degree [M.F.A.]
in Graphic Design
The purpose of this degree is to provide graphic designers with an opportunity
to develop professional-level conceptual and technical mastery in
a specific area of concentration with a biblically supported understanding
of the arts.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the graphic design program will be
- articulate a distinctly Christian-traditional philosophy of art;
- analyze historical trends in artistic theory and practice;
- demonstrate technical mastery in the use of appropriate creative
media and technology in a specific area of concentration;
- demonstrate expertise in the areas of typography, layout, and visual
- create a unique and consistent body of visual works that communicates
a clear message based on traditional design principles
- solve complex creative problems at a professional level using advanced
processes of research, development, and execution;
- exhibit professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in
their chosen field of art; and
- support, in written and visual forms, the role and function of their
body of work by way of a thesis.
Up to 12 months of residence work (post-term, summer, fall, and spring) is required after completion of the M.A. in Graphic Design. The summer course is also available by distance learning. A public show must be given
and a thesis prepared before graduate
work is completed.
Students enrolled in the M.F.A. in Graphic Design are required to own a personal laptop for use in class. An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is also required. Laptop specifications must meet minimum Adobe Creative Cloud system requirements.