MDes Graphic Design Year 2


You should plan to take the following required MDes Graphic Design courses in the Fall:

4  DES 500 Combined Studio (CRNs: 36118, 36119)

4  DES 540 Research Studio  (CRNs: 36130, 36131)

4  DES 520 Graduate Seminar 

4  Elective (You may choose any 400-level or above course at UIC.)

2  DES 502 Research Seminar II* (CRNs: 37957, 37958)

*The credit for this class is awarded for participation in the Basel summer workshops, a corresponding Fall exhibit, and a presentation to first-year grad students. These requirements may be updated. 


18 credits


You may register for DES 500, DES 502, and DES 540 when registration opens. Please check to make sure that you are registering for the correct section of DES 500. 

CADA faculty are still reviewing opportunities for ARCH/ART/DES 520 options. The days/times you see online may change. I expect that a full list of ARCH/ART/DES 520 classes and descriptions to be available by midsummer. Thank you for your patience.



See link on right-hand side.


MDes Graphic Design Degree Planning Worksheet