Graphic Design, MA

  • Nicole Brugnoli-Whipkey
  • Art and Design Building, 2005
    4400 University Drive, MS 1C3
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 703-993-5792

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Graphic Design offers students a comprehensive study and preparation for the graphic design profession. The curriculum includes courses in typography, web design, image making, and brand design. The broad range of study is intended to develop professionals prepared for an ever-expanding graphic design field. The applicant’s portfolio is a major selection criterion for graduate admission and should represent the applicant’s most accomplished work. 

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


Students at Mason have long benefitted from the University’s proximity to the vibrant D.C. Graphic Design community. Home to hundreds of design and marketing firms, publications, associations and a large high-tech sector, a majority of Mason Graphic Design students have found new positions or promotions while still in the program. Mason students benefit from strong connections to that community through faculty who are both working professionals and deeply engaged in the D.C. design scene.