The UIC Master of Design in Graphic Design is a globally oriented program delivered in Chicago and in Basel, Switzerland. In both locations, the two-year program is focused on an independent masters research project, which offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge. 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 forms and systems; image- and form-making; documentation and publication design; and digital media design. The program culminates in a public exhibition of the master's research project.
Chicago-based students participate in the Basel School of Design summer workshops. Follow this link for information on the Master of Design program delivered at the FHNW HGK Basel Visual Communication Institute.