MDes in Graphic Design

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA
MDes in Graphic Design
Duration2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Design (MDes) in Graphic Design is a two-year degree program focused on an independent master’s research project that offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge
  • The program is equally concerned with thinking and making, Through project-oriented activities that foster analytical competence in research, writing, design history, and image theory, the curriculum is designed to deepen process-oriented skills as applied to typographic form/systems, image-/form-making, documentation/publication design, and digital media design
  • The MDes in Graphic Design is an international program delivered in Chicago and Basel, Switzerland. Chicago-based students participate in the Basel School of Design summer workshops. The program culminates in a public exhibition of the master’s research paper and project
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees2180794 INR
Hostel & Meals844677 INR
Insurance98581 INR
Housing Application Fee3662 INR
Housing Technology Access Fee11718 INR
Graduate Student Fee137252 INR
International Credential Evaluation3662 INR
International Student Fee19042 INR
Total1118594 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors's degree 
  • At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study
  • Applicants must demonstrate an advanced level of competence in graphic design through their portfolio submission
ExamsTOEFL: 92
  • with subscores of  Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

IELTS: 6.5
  • with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores

PTE: 54
  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

Additional info
  • Portfolio:
    • Applicants must submit a portfolio of no more than 20 examples of current work demonstrating proficiency in the area of graphic design
    • Competence and understanding of design-related computer technology, including proficiency in industry-standard page layout, illustration, and photographic manipulation programs
    • Prerequisites and/or technical experience specific to this field of study may be required prior to entrance
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