SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A Master of Fine Arts with a Visual Communication Emphasis degree
Engage with exceptional faculty who challenge your creativity and artistic ability. You'll work alongside award-winning professionals as you develop your conceptual and practical skills.
Become a better problem solver through a deeper understanding of creative processes and innovation. Gain a broader knowledge of our cross-cultural world and sharpen your skills as a strategic thinker and entrepreneur. Study the pedagogy of design education and curriculum development to empower student learning and success.
A&M-Commerce is a leader in visual communications. Located in the heart of Dallas, our program benefits from the expertise of industry leaders. Let the metroplex inspire your next creation.
The Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). Accreditation ensures that the degrees, curriculum and faculty meet rigorous standards of breadth and quality.
The MFA prepares design educators for a robust job market where a terminal degree is either required or highly advantageous. Achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative design innovation and problem-solving techniques, design business strategy, ideation and marketing, and prepare for a career in design education.
Exploring creative processes to better understand what makes an idea viable, compelling, and sustainable.
Empowering business innovation through organizational leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, process, and product.
Many of our graduates find employment as instructors at community colleges or universities. People looking for careers in marketing, web development, education, nonprofit and more may benefit from a degree in visual communications.
This course will be centered around innovation focused on creating value through ethnography, research, ideation and strategy in a marketing frameset. Students will explore radical ways of design thinking to create new business models or harness compelling value for products or services that do not currently exist in the marketplace. Projects will be collaborative and centered around the application of innovation through segmenting, brand positioning, target marketing, and the 4Ps.
This course will empower students to take their innovations and marketing plans to the next level and implement them into a viable and fundable enterprise. Students will create a prototype to be presented as a proof-of-concept with a compelling presentation to an angel investor. In addition students will be introduced to issues related to the patent process and angel investment process as it relates to their innovations.
This survey course will establish a foundation of typography’s rich history. Historical global influences provide the basis for understanding the evolution of typography in America as the tool and underpinning of the graphic design industry. The examination will follow the birth of Modern Typography to present-day applications.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.