MDes Graphic Design

The UIC MDes 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 MDes program delivered at the FHNW HGK Basel Visual Communication Institute.