Current Graphic Design MFA Students

The graduate program in Visual Communications is oriented toward individuals interested in conducting visual or theoretical research, and in investigating the intersection of function and expression in design problem solving. The faculty emphasizes a rigorous theoretical framework, an historical perspective, and an awareness of contemporary issues as the basis for addressing present and future communication problems.

The program encourages and actively integrates ethical issues and a concern for the natural environment into its curriculum. Faculty continually stress the contextual significance and influence of visual communications design on society and culture and its capacity to affect both the perception and reality of the individual’s quality of life.


Hannah Hiassen
Dellil Mohammed
Huiyu Yang


Julia Dann
Sara Denney
Mystie Do
Mariah Jones
Lihua Yu

Image: “Tracing Motion” by Stephanie Clark, from the 2015 Graphic Design MFA thesis exhibition.