Begin Your MFA Journey
Low Residence Learning
Kutztown University’s Communication Design Department’s (KUCD) low-residency MFA in Communication Design holds two distinctions—we are the only MFA in Communication Design in PA State System of education and we are NASAD accredited.
The MFA in Communication Design provides an affordable high quality graduate education in a format suited to working creative professionals. This program encourages students to work one-on-one with faculty to develop their own design voice—whether it’s graphic design, interactive design, advertising design, illustration or education—this journey is yours to discover. We encourage students to think innovatively and use in-depth investigation to solve design problems and formulate creative expression. The KUCD MFA program promotes a well-rounded education through the study of design history, contemporary topics, typography, emerging media, and the exploration of personal and professional goals. Students ultimately create an original capstone graduate research project exploring their creative path to professional or academic aspirations.
Our low residence program consists of 60 credits completed over nine sessions—one week in-residence during each Fall, Spring and Summer semester with the remainder of the course completed online—for a total of three years. Stay in close contact by working one-on-one with faculty and side-by-side with fellow students to develop creative solutions, participate in design discussions, and challenge each other to succeed in your KUCD journeys.
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