Graphic Design (Major)

Program Overview

In MICA's Graphic Design major, you will gain the creative, technical, and intellectual skills to become the design visionary of the future while shaping the form and content of media — from magazines and books to websites and social media applications.

The graphic design curriculum at MICA is built around a three-year sequence of core design courses. Required courses in typography, paired with comprehensive studios, help our students build expertise. Theory, technique and history are tied into every course. A broad palette of electives in specialized areas is offered, for students both inside and outside of the major.

A senior degree project is required, in which students create an independent body of work that expresses their identities and interests. Pre-professional experiences are required for juniors and seniors—providing lessons on career development strategies. These courses draw from the expertise of leading design professionals across the east coast who advise students and support them in their professional development.

Program at a Glance

  • 300 majors
  • 25 faculty from all areas of design practice, all are practitioners
  • 50 classes per semester, including 10–15 electives
  • required courses are general, but areas of specialization are available through electives and thesis projects in: UI / UX design, motion graphics, product design or visual design, package design, font design, branding, advertising, and environmental graphic design