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Programs

Art History

Art History

Develop a deep understanding of creativity as a cultural and social force and place art and design in a cross-cultural, global framework.
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Collaborative Design

Become an invaluable change agent who can leverage the power of design to meet the evolving needs of businesses and nonprofit organizations.
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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.
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Drawing

Sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills and develop a heightened awareness of the union of technical, formal, and conceptual components
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Fashion Studies

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.
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Graphic Design

Join an integrative learning environment where traditional design fundamentals evolve into powerful tools for communication, problem-solving, and creative strategizing.
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Illustration

Become an aesthetically grounded and professionally versatile illustrator who is proficient in both traditional and emerging media.  
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Interior Design

Be empowered to use design thinking and creative problem solving to explore the function, aesthetic appeal, sustainability, and user experience of interior environments.
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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.
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Painting

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.
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Photography

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.   
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Product Design

Create objects that respond to human need, challenge convention, and elevate the lived experience.
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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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Discover where your creativity can take you. 
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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.
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Master of Arts in Design

Broaden your understanding of design’s impact on culture and community through collaborative online learning experiences and research-driven coursework.
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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.
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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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Certificate in Visual and Critical Studies  

Advance your research, your practice, and your career and help meet the growing need for critical analysis and cultural synthesis in today's highly visual world. 
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Learn More About Our Graduate Programs

Take your creativity to the next level. 
 

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Tuesday, Aug 23
Infinite Futures: [email protected]
KCAD presents Infinite Futures, an ArtPrize exhibition focused entirely on KCAD's talented students, staff, and faculty.Artists and designers are connectors. They translate experiences, encourage...
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Saturday, Oct 8
Inauguration Ceremony for Ferris State University President Dr. Bill Pink
Join us for the inauguration of Dr. Bill Pink as the 19th president of Ferris State University. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the Ferris State YouTube channel. Parking is available...
Promotional flyer to save the dates for FSU's Career & Internship Fairs. Welcome Back... In Person. Fall: October 27, 2022. Spring: March 23, 2023. Student Recreation Center - Main Campus. Employer Registration Opens July 1, 2022.
Thursday, Oct 27
FSU Career & Internship Fair
Save the date for Ferris State University's Career & Internship Fair!Discover your next internship or career opportunity, attend employer information sessions, and in-person interviews. Located...
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Thursday, Oct 27
Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Halloween Party & Costume ContestFree lunch! Prizes!Costume contest will start promptly at 11:30am.To sign up for the costume contest, send your name and costume/description to [email protected]
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Monday, Oct 31
iRL - In Real Life
The process of self-discovery and reflection are essential elements for creating. This group show is experimental and uncurated. You'll see everything from prototypes and works in-process to finished...
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