Visual Communications M.F.A.
The Advanced Texas A&M-Commerce Master of Fine Arts program in Visual Communication centers on meeting the needs of practicing professionals in the expanding field of Visual Communication who aspire to achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative design innovation, design professional practice and/or to pursue a career in design education.
The TAMU-C MFA program explores creative process innovation; design development; inter-disciplinary design community initiatives; design-professional practice leadership, strategy, process and product; and
design-teaching methodologies grounded in a social perspective.
The MFA Visual Communication thesis is the capstone project that addresses an issue of social, educational, environmental or business significance utilizing research methods that yield new knowledge in the chosen field of study. The thesis culminates in a published scholarly thesis paper and thesis exhibition.
Creative Methodologies Classes (Creative Design Innovation)
ARTS 540, Studio 1, Creative Methodologies
ARTS 544 Studio 5, Design Research Methods
ARTS 546 Studio 7, Designing Trough the Environment
ARTS 545 Studio 6, Thesis Topics
ARTS 518 Thesis Development
ARTS 548 Exhibition Development
MFA and MBA Interdisciplinary Classes (Professional Practice)
ARTS 542 Studio 3, Winning Audiences, Achieving Results
ARTS 543 Studio 4, Cross-Cultural Communication
MGT 567 Managing Groups & Teams
MGT 585 Management Skills Development
MKT 521 Marketing Management
Pedagogy Classes (Design Education)
ARTS 541 Studio 2, Design Education Theory & Practice
ARTS 547 Studio 8, Design Teaching Mentorship
ARTH 507, The History of Graphic Design
ARTH 508, The History of Advertising & Consumerism
ART 502, Design Teaching Methods
ART 506, Design Teaching Environment