OUT NOW: Your Future in Healthcare 2024!

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Art and Design, Business and Entrepreneurship, Communications, Art History, Film and Television
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
    • Type: Private, Nonprofit
    • Campus Setting: Urban
    • Testing Requirements: Test Optional
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other, Payment Terms, Work Study
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: United States
    • In State Tuition: $42,110
    • Out of State Tuition: $42,110
    • Delivery: Day
    • Religious Affiliation: None
    • Call: (612) 874-3760
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    Write a Review


    Founded in 1886, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is located in the rich art-and-design community of the Twin Cities. Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to art and design education, MCAD is home to approximately 800 students from 45 states and 15 countries.

    Offering a transformative education for creative practitioners of all backgrounds, MCAD prepares students to confidently lead and practice in an ever-evolving world. It is where students find their personal and professional purpose as creative, cultural leaders. 

    The college offers bachelor’s degrees in fourteen disciplines including arts entrepreneurship, design, fine arts, and media arts, one MFA, three online master’s degrees, and continuing education classes for all ages. Through the core curriculum, students focus on their careers and craft by learning technical and professional skills and developing their creative leadership capabilities. Students can major in:

    Including Emmy-winning directors, Whitney Biennial artists, and Guggenheim fellows, MCAD alumni make an impact. They set new standards across a broad range of creative careers, from independent artist to corporate designer to entrepreneur.

    World-class art and design education begins with world-class educators. Working artists and designers who are respected in their fields, MCAD’s faculty members are renowned for their ingenuity, expertise, and commitment as instructors. Each year, they inspire new generations of creative thinkers to make the successful transition from students into professional artists and designers.


    • I knew that at MCAD any idea or project wouldn't be out of reach. With the community and facilities, I knew that anything would be possible and it would allow me to explore and experiment while being supported and pushed along the way.

      - Zachary Wegscheid, Product Design - April 30, 2021
    • The bonds that I made during my time at MCAD have really improved the success of my artistic practice after graduating.

      - Candice Davis, Web and Multimedia Environments - February 22, 2020
    • There are so many incredible professors and people at MCAD, many of whom had a profound influence on both my character and my practice.

      - Michael Aberman, Graphic Design - December 5, 2019
    • One of the most fruitful qualities MCAD offers is the small size of the institution. Professors, staff, administration, and other students all are so much more proximate on campus, which makes collaboration and the exchange of ideas more fluid and direct.

      - Jonathan Herrera Soto, Print Paper Book - October 11, 2019
    • There's no weird at MCAD. Even if you were the super weird one back in high school, you'll find someone here who was also the weird one in high school.

      - Jaafar Alnabi, Filmmaking - February 4, 2016