The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design is a 14-month, Los Angeles-based collective of students, faculty and international and local designers investigating the central issues of our day. We blend design exploration, critical inquiry, and applied projects to examine and better our world.

During the course of their studies, students learn to work across media and platforms through a series of studio projects, visiting artist workshops, courses in design theory and history, and roundtable discussions. The coursework engages research, discourse, critical thinking, and iterative processes with the goal of discovering many possible design outcomes. In so doing, the program supports students in taking on the challenges and opportunities in contemporary graphic design practice.

The MFA in Graphic Design program adopts an accelerated curriculum that runs for four consecutive semesters where students complete all required course credits in just fourteen months. This accelerated program serves the needs of working professionals and traditional students seeking to develop a professional practice in the fields of graphic design and technology.

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