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Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

Graphic Design and Beyond

Visual Communication Design includes: graphic design for print and web, typography, art direction, motion and interactive design, illustration, photomedia and other specializations. Designers analyze, plan and create visual solutions to communication problems.

The MFA in Visual Communication and Design at JSU is a terminal degree that allows students to concentrate in one specific discipline under the umbrella of Visual Communication Design (for example, web design or illustration) OR to complete individually crafted interdisciplinary programs of study also under the umbrella of Visual Communication Design. The course of study integrates both research and studio components and is designed to assist students in developing a professional portfolio by the completion of their degree. The 60 hour MFA program, with a recommended completion time of three years, also prepares graduates to teach at the University level.

Both scholarships and teaching assistant positions are available to qualified applicants.

For more information call Jane Greene at 256-782-5626 or

Doug Clark | MFA | Central Washington University
Karen Henricks | PhD | University of Missouri
Jinsook Kim | PhD | Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Allison McElroy | MFA | Savannah College of Art and Design
Jauneth Skinner | MFA | Bowling Green State University

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