Master in Graphic Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

Master in Graphic Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Graphic design and visual communication

As a graphic design student at SCAD, you'll become fluent in the visual language that defines today's powerhouse brands and top-flight organizations. Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. The result? An award-winning professional portfolio, real experience working for industry giants, and the opportunity to make a lasting mark on the ever-changing global visual landscape — all before you graduate.

M.A. in graphic design

Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning

  • GRDS 502 Visual Communication History, Research and Discourse*
  • GRDS 503 Typographic Communication*
  • GRDS 504 Integrated Design Media*
  • CLC 580 Collaboration†
  • GRDS 701 Graphic Design Seminar: Methodologies
  • GRDS 702 Graphic Design Studio: Methodological Practice
  • GRDS 726 The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness
  • GRDS 748 Graphic Design M.A. Final Portfolio

— 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — 700-level GRDS elective — 700-level GRDS studio elective† — 700-level GRDS studio elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 45 hours*

M.F.A. in graphic design

Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning

  • GRDS 502 Visual Communication History, Research and Discourse*
  • GRDS 503 Typographic Communication*
  • GRDS 504 Integrated Design Media*
  • GRDS 701 Graphic Design Seminar: Methodologies
  • GRDS 702 Graphic Design Studio: Methodological Practice
  • GRDS 723 Graphic Design Seminar: Media Strategy
  • GRDS 724 Graphic Design Studio: Media Practice
  • GRDS 733 Graphic Design Seminar: Typographic Strategy
  • GRDS 734 Graphic Design Studio: Typographic Practice
  • GRDS 753 Graphic Design Seminar: Visual Information Strategy
  • GRDS 754 Graphic Design Studio: Visual Information Practice
  • GRDS 761 Thesis Preparation
  • GRDS 783 Graphic Design Seminar: User Experience Strategy
  • GRDS 784 Graphic Design Studio: User Experience Practice
  • GRDS 791 Graphic Design M.F.A. Thesis
  • GRDS 792 Graphic Design M.F.A. Visual Thesis

— 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 90 hours*

Careers in graphic design

Become a graphic designer. Become an web designer. Become a typeface designer. Become a production director. Today's graphic artists are the visual masterminds behind the complex design challenges of the professional world. Join their ranks as you bring today’s iconic brands to life and drive their success.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Art director
  • Design director
  • Environmental designer
  • Web designer
  • Production designer
  • Typeface designer
  • Graphic designer for publishing and advertising
  • Graphic designer for television and movie studios

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Disney
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • DeviantArt
  • Colle McVoy
  • Microsoft
  • Design Ranch
  • Cartoon Network
  • R/GA
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 16, 2015
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