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Design, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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Design, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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The purpose of this advanced degree program in design is to prepare the individual designer to assume a leadership role in a complex and expanding profession. The course work, applied experience and research that constitute the program will enable the designer to better solve visual and spatial problems and to function more effectively as an administrator, planner and educator.

The program offers the graduate student the opportunity to use appropriate courses and resources from schools within the university, to participate in internships and research with various agencies and organizations concerned with programs of design, and to view design as an interdisciplinary profession with an essential contribution to make toward the solution of the problems of today.

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