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Develop a deep understanding of creativity as a cultural and social force and place art and design in a cross-cultural, global framework.
Become an invaluable change agent who can leverage the power of design to meet the evolving needs of businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Digital Art and Design
Create cutting-edge experiences with animation, video, 3D art, interaction design, visual development, and sound design delivered through web, VR, and AR as well as digital and physical games.
Sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills and develop a heightened awareness of the union of technical, formal, and conceptual components
Pursue a career in the fashion industry through immersive experiences that cultivate critical thinking and design skills while broadening your understanding of fashion retailing, sustainability, and presentation.
Join an integrative learning environment where traditional design fundamentals evolve into powerful tools for communication, problem-solving, and creative strategizing.
Become an aesthetically grounded and professionally versatile illustrator who is proficient in both traditional and emerging media.
Be empowered to use design thinking and creative problem solving to explore the function, aesthetic appeal, sustainability, and user experience of interior environments.
Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration
Get started on a unique pathway toward a high-demand career with the potential to change lives, improve health, and enhance medical education and health care.
Immerse yourself in the medium’s rich history and vast expressive possibilities to move beyond mastery of basic techniques and traditional genres into a style and voice that is uniquely yours.
Blend fine art and commerical approaches to pursue expressive possibilities through a thoughtful balance of concept and technique, and emerge positioned to succeed in a wide variety of photography careers.
Infuse traditional printmaking processes with contemporary studio practices in a fertile environment for exploration, experimentation, critical thinking, and conceptual development
Create objects that respond to human need, challenge convention, and elevate the lived experience.
Sculpture and Functional Art
Work with metal, wood, clay, plastic, and mixed and multi-media forms to investigate and express original ideas, becoming a versatile maker who discovers new ways of shaping space and engaging senses.
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Master of Architecture
Our unique curriculum blends studio and immersion, research, and praxis to engage you in a deep exploration of the discipline that considers innovation, sustainability, and context as equally as aesthetics.
Master of Arts in Design
Broaden your understanding of design's impact on culture and community through collaborative experiences and research-driven coursework.
Master of Arts or Certificate in Visual and Critical Studies
Deluged with imagery, a conscious awareness of how images shape our attitudes and actions allows us to more effectively navigate our world.
Master of Fine Arts Painting
The MFA Painting program fosters emergent research, innovation, civic awareness, and intellectual growth to encourage the pursuit of individual or collaborative creative goals and outcomes.
Advanced Studies in Design and Innovation Management Certificate
For business and creative professionals who want to get an edge in the marketplace.
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Take your creativity to the next level.
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Recent Grad Continues Graphic Design Program’s Streak of National ADDY Success
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Thursday, Oct 28
Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Costume competition, FREE LUNCH, prizes, and celebration! Join us as we bring back the annual KCAD Halloween Party traditons! Costume contest will start promptly at 11:30am! To sign up for the contest,...
Thursday, Oct 28
Panel Discussion: Through The Lens Of Bruce Davidson
REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT Please join us for an in-person discussion with the Museum staff of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Founder and Director Dr. David...
Tuesday, Nov 2
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series: Marcella Hadden (Niibing Giizis Kwe)
Marcella Hadden (Niibing Giizis Kwe) is a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan (Marten Clan). She has an Associate’s Degree in Business and has worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian...
Tuesday, Nov 9
Social Justice Film Series Presents: Native Art Now!
The KCAD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in collaboration with the KCAD Student Engagement Office and the Ferris LGBTQ+ Resource Center present a Social Justice Documentary Series. ...
Thursday, Nov 11
Small Talk with Daniel Walker
Join us for an informal discussion with artist Daniel Walker, currently featured in UICA's Other World exhibition, as he discusses the inspirations and techniques behind his work. REGISTER...
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