Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > MFA in Graphic Design

MFA in Graphic Design Cost


How Much Does an MFA in Graphic Design Cost?

 
 average costMedium: MAs Average $13,800 a year at Public Universities; $36,300 at Private Universities. 
post Post   Comments (1)  

Graphic designers create effective ways to communicate in print, electronic and film media. It usually takes two to three years to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in graphic design, and most programs emphasize practical skills as well as an academic approach. Students whose bachelor's degrees are not in graphic design may require an additional year to complete the MFA program.

Typical costs:

  • Tuition and fees for a master's degree program average $6,900 a semester at public universities and $18,150 a semester at private universities, according to the National Center for Education Services[1] . A two-year master's degree program would run $27,600-$72,580; a three-year program would be $41,300-$108,900.
  • USNews.com ranks the top graphic design schools[2] . The Rhode Island School of Design is ranked first with estimated tuition and fees of $66,250 for a two-year program. MFA degrees can be earned more economically through state universities. Colorado State University[3] charges annual tuition and fees of $6,400 for state residents and $18,000 for nonresidents, making it $19,200-$54,000 for its three-year program.
Related articles: MFA in Studio Art, MA in Industrial Design, MA in Architecture

What should be included:
  • Admission to a graphic design MFA program typically requires a slide portfolio with samples of the student's art and design projects. Graduation generally means completing an extensive thesis project. The Princeton Review presents basic information about MFA programs in graphics.
Additional costs:
  • Graphic design projects require professional-quality materials. The San Francisco Art Institute averages the cost for materials and supplies[4] at $1,200 a year, while the Maryland Institute College of Art estimates that its MFA graphic design students spend about $3,500 a year on books and design supplies.
  • Health insurance is included in the tuition cost for some schools, but can be an additional $800-$1,900 a year.
  • Living expenses vary by location. Colorado State University estimates its average living expenses at $7,920 per academic year while the Rhode Island School of Design runs $9,860 to share a dormitory room, with meals. Check individual school websites for estimated local costs.
Shopping for an mfa in graphic design:
  • The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) offers help in how to select a design school[5] .
  • The National Association of Schools of Art and Design publishes an annual list of accredited schools[6] , both online and in hard copy ($15). Search GraphicDesignSchools.com for schools offering an MFA degree in graphic design[7] .
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
study in a NON-PROFIT SCHOOL
Amount: $6,400.00 per year
Posted by: kh in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: June 27th, 2009 08:06PM
School: Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute
no way other private schools want to charge you so much but non-profit private schools are fair a price.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With an MFA in Graphic Design
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * per year
School:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d07/tables/dt07_323.asp
  2.  colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
  3.  art.colostate.edu/
  4.  www.academyart.edu/admissions/tuition_rates.html
  5.  www.aiga.org/guide-selectschool/
  6.  nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member%20Lists
  7.  graphicdesignschools.com/states
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Pharmacy Technician School Cost? How Much Does Elementary School Cost? How Much Does a School Uniform Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Portneuf medical hospital ER
Paid: 210.00
they told us that the bill for the ER visit was only $210. later on we receive a bill for $1000. i got around 4-6 blood tests. all im mad about is that they lied to us... [more]
-Gino Smile
Blood Tests Cost
Renovation ducting...never had central AC
Paid: 1250.00
Renovating a guest house that never had central AC, therefore had no ducting...owner removed the ceiling as it had to be replaced anyway... [more]
-CPace
Ductwork Cost
Flu symptoms
Paid: 5932.68
Couldn’t stand headache pain when I caught the flu in March 2019. Threw up pain relievers, couldn’t eat or drink. After 5 hours of pain decided to hit ER... [more]
-GayLynn
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Financing
Paid: 20000.00
How do people afford wells? No one finances?... [more]
-Kourtney
Well Drilling Cost
1 yr 23lb Male Neuter
Paid: 424.08
The price would have been $282.08, but I opted for the blood work and to have it done via laser versus scalpel. I was still surprised by the cost, but I didn't really have anything to compare it to... [more]
-Joelle
Dog Spay or Neuter Cost
Is this cost of tax preparation correct
Paid: 1845.00
Each year our tax preparation cost goes up faster than inflation. we started at $800.00 in 2012 and now our bill for preparing taxes this year is $1,845.00... [more]
-smallbizchris
Business Tax Preparation Cost