Graduate Studies Information Days

Join us for one of our Grad Info Days.

Meet with CCAD faculty, staff, and current students to learn more about our graduate programs. Each session includes details about curriculum, facilities, scholarships, and application procedures, plus student panels and plenty of time for questions. Light refreshments will be served.


Saturday, Jan. 18: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, March 20: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


MFA in Visual Arts

Our Master of Fine Arts program draws inspiration from the way artists actually work. The project-based, multidisciplinary program is designed to develop not just your artistic skills, but also your skills in planning, communication, and leadership.

Master of Design in Innovation Design Strategies

The Master of Design in Innovation Design Strategies blends design thinking, future thinking, experience design, strategic design, and service design to train human-centered designers to lead.

CCAD Graduate Studies, 390 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH


Careers for Master of Fine Arts graduates

Accessory designer
Apparel designer
Architectural photographer
Art critic
Art Prize Finalists
Creative director

Exhibition designer
Faculty of Art and Design
Fashion designer
Fashion photographer
Fine artist
Gallery director
Graphic designer

Marketing director
Museum collections manager
Museum director
New American Paintings
Product design
Toy designer
Video editor

Career for Master of Design graduates

Art director
Brand manager
Creative director
Design consultant
Design researcher

Design strategist
Digital designer
Environmental designer
Graphic designer
Interactive media director
Marketing strategist

Production designer
Social media manager
Visual experience designer
Web designer/developer