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Harrington College of Design’s Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design program challenges students to broaden the scope of design as a tool for awareness and change through collaboration on increasingly complex design problems.
The curriculum, created for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in communication design, graphic design or a related field, aims to enhance students’ understanding of theory, context and audience and also offers them the opportunity to immerse themselves in an area of specialization. (Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than graphic design, communication design or a related field may consider Harrington’s Master of Arts in Communication Design program.)
Harrington's MFA in Communication Design offers a flexible schedule so professionals can attend classes while still working full-time. The curriculum includes required core classes in communication design theory, research methods and business practices as well as studio-based courses in which theory, research and method are integrated through application in project-based work. Graduates will be expected to:
Courses in Harrington's MFA in Communication Design program enable students to acquire essential hands-on experience through a balance of studio, classroom and independent study. For example:
*Course curriculum is subject to change.
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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.
The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 44%
A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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