As a designer in the 21st century, you must be fluent in the language and concepts of multiple media—not only print, but also motion/video and web-based technologies.
This 60-credit Master of Fine Arts program offers an integration of print, video and digital media design like no other in the country.
- You'll develop problem-solving skills for conceptualizing design solutions to communications problems, design skills that make those solutions effective and production skills that allow you to realize those solutions.
- You'll earn the academic credential most sought after by colleges and universities hiring design faculty.
- You'll study with some of the region's top designers, who are our part-time faculty. Our flexible approach to course content attracts teachers who enjoy creative freedom. In turn, these talented professionals attract students who are serious about learning design from the best instructors.
- When you graduate, you'll join a network of alumni who are employed as art directors, senior magazine designers, directors of publications for museums, senior designers in design firms and university professors.
Put theory into practice:
The Klein Family School of Communications Design employs students to manage its Digital Design Studio (DDS), a state-of-the-art lab focused on design in all media and formats. DDS assistants get paid (student assistants) or receive tuition remission and a stipend (graduate assistants) while gaining invaluable technical experience. Learn more about working as a Digital Design Studio Assistant .
Check out the latest thesis posters from some of our current students, now on display on the first floor of the RLB Library:
Kelly A. Fickus
Hear why student Katie Watkins chose UB's M.F.A. in Integrated Design program...
Classes are offered evenings, and some courses are offered in the summer for continuing students.