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Harrington College of Design’s Master of Arts in Communication Design program exposes students to design as a
problem-solving discipline. Created specifically for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to communication design or graphic design, the curriculum encourages a deep understanding of the creative problem-solving process. Projects are designed to immerse students in theory, context and audience and instruct them on managing the network of relationships involved in professional design projects.
This immersive graduate-level program emphasizes building a strong foundation in the marketing and conceptual skills needed to excel in the field of communication design. (Students with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communication design or a related field may consider Harrington’s Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design program.)
Harrington's MA in Communication Design offers flexible evening and weekend classes so professionals can attend classes while still working full-time. The curriculum includes fundamental knowledge and technical skills along with required core classes in communication design theory, research methods and business practices. Graduates will be expected to:
Courses in Harrington's MA in Communication Design program immerse students in the entire creative process, giving them in-depth perspectives regarding what it takes to turn a company’s product or service into a desirable brand. For example:
*Course curriculum is subject to change.
**Undergraduate coursework at the graduate level
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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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