MFA Visual Design Overview

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The MFA in Visual Design emphasizes communications and problem solving. Students explore visual communications in the widest sense of the word. Faculty, representing a wide variety of philosophies and viewpoints, work together with students, providing a rich and thought-provoking graduate experience. The modern visual designer must be broadly educated, articulate, and literate in today's competitive field, and UMass Dartmouth faculty are well versed in traditional and electronic design technology.

Students in the MFA program in Visual Design may specialize in one of the following fields: Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography. A minimum of 60 credits is required.

To apply applicants submit materials to the Office of Graduate Studies. To complete your application, a portfolio of 20 images of recent work and a PDF of your statement of purpose must be submitted to For more detailed information go to Portfolio Requirements.

For further detail see the Graduate Catalog.