The Advanced Texas A&M University-Commerce Master of Fine Art with an emphasis in Visual Communication Design centers on meeting the needs of practicing professionals in the expanding field of Visual Communication Design who aspire to achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative design innovation, design professional practice and/or to pursue a career in design education.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce MFA program explores creative process innovation; design development; inter-disciplinary design community initiatives; design-professional practice leadership, strategy, process and product; and design-teaching methodologies grounded in a social perspective.
The MFA in Art with an emphasis in Visual Communication Design exhibition is the capstone project that addresses an issue of social, educational, environmental or business significance utilizing research methods that yield new knowledge in the chosen field of study. The Visual Communication Design research culminates in a final research paper and exhibition.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, with an art major or comparable experience, nine semester hours of art history and a minimum grade point average of “B” in all undergraduate studio art courses.
In addition, applicants must submit to the Graduate Studies an application, application fee, all official bachelor’s transcripts, one letter of recommendation and an ART portfolio website link. All of these materials are important in considering an applicant’s suitability for graduate study, but the portfolio is of paramount importance because it represents the extent of a student’s education in art. Care should be taken in the selection and photographing of works for the portfolio (CD portfolio is acceptable). It is the Department’s preference that the portfolio be posted online and the link to the portfolio be provided to the appropriate graduate coordinator.
Virgil Scott, Graduate Coordinator for Visual Communication (UCD), p 214.954.3630, email: Virgil Scott