Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design; M. A. Art with Specialization in Graphic Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $6,350, nonresidents $12,572; graduate residents $7,885, nonresidents $7,885 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include fees of $798 per year. Students from North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba are eligible for in-state tuition rates, as are students in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska). Wisconsin students pay $6,290 per year if they file for annual reciprocity.
228 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Scope of Program:
Graphic Design students at Minnesota State University Mankato begin their studies with foundation courses in drawing, design, 3D design and art history. They continue with coursework in digital media, mixed media, printmaking, photography, typography, web design and motion graphics. Students must pass portfolio reviews in their sophomore and junior years. All students must participate in a senior exhibition.
Master's degree candidates specializing in Graphic Design must create a thesis exhibition with accompanying documentation. They also complete coursework in research methods, art history, advanced graphic design and interactive graphic design as well as graduate studio.
Art scholarships are available in addition to need-based and merit scholarships. Internships are also available. Graduate students may apply for assistantships.