MDes in Graphic Design atThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Duration

2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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Type of University

Public

Year of establishment

1982

Highlights

  • The Master of Design (MDes) in Graphic Design is a two-year degree program focused on an independent master's research project that offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge
  • The program is equally concerned with thinking and making, Through project-oriented activities that foster analytical competence in research, writing, design history, and image theory, the curriculum is designed to deepen process-oriented skills as applied to typographic form/systems, image-/form-making, documentation/publication design, and digital media design
  • The MDes in Graphic Design is an international program delivered in Chicago and Basel, Switzerland. Chicago-based students participate in the Basel School of Design summer workshops. The program culminates in a public exhibition of the master's research paper and project

Ranking

  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #285

      - QS 2022

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #227

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #103

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 24,81,062
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,62,254
InsuranceINR 1,51,424
TransportationINR 26,611
Housing Application FeeINR 4,081
TotalINR 11,44,370

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.63

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Tuition & expenses were last updated on 5ᵗʰ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria
12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors's degree 
  • At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study
  • Applicants must demonstrate an advanced level of competence in graphic design through their portfolio submission

TOEFL

Marks - 92/120

  • with subscores of  Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

PTE

Marks - 54/90

  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

IELTS

Marks - 6.5/9

  • with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores

Other eligibility criteria
  • Applicants must submit a portfolio of no more than 20 examples of current work demonstrating proficiency in the area of graphic desig. Competence and understanding of design-related computer technology, including proficiency in industry-standard page layout, illustration, and photographic manipulation programs. Prerequisites and/or technical experience specific to this field of study may be required prior to entrance
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

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  • Three Letters of Recommendations

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Aug , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarships
Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students- PG
Rs. 3,88,400
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship
Rs. 77,680
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
International Student Ambassador Service Award
Rs. 38,840
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more

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