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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design is recommended for students with undergraduate degrees in design or related fields who wish to advance their studio skills in print design, illustration, web design, 3-D design, motion graphics, interactive design, corporate identity, information architecture, interaction design or information graphics. The program offers individualized plans of study, experiential learning, design history and research. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic skills and knowledge of design processes, principles, vocabulary and history.
  • Develop a body of creative work at a level appropriate for a graduate designer/illustrator/photographer.

Which department am I in?

College of Communication and Information

Study options

Full Time (31 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,952.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended).

For international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 587 (94 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 82 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 65.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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