M.F.A. in Design
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About the Program
The M.F.A. in Design at The University of Texas at Austin is a full-time, on-campus, 21-month graduate program for highly motivated, intellectually curious designers. In this program, you’ll develop a design process to creatively solve complex 21st-century challenges from health and wellbeing to social justice, sustainability, education, and more. Our rigorous studio and project-based courses are taught by award-winning design practitioners who emphasize design-led research, critical inquiry, prototyping, and advanced making skills to help you gain real-world experience that can be applied to a variety of global contexts.
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Applications for the 2023-2025 M.F.A. Design cohort are now closed. Check back soon for information regarding the 2024-2026 cohort.
Dive Deeper Into the M.F.A.
Design Studios & Research Curriculum
Engage in projects that integrate research, theory and making skills to build a portfolio of design-led work with courses taught by award-winning practitioners.
Admission to the M.F.A. program is based on a holistic review of the applicant's portfolio, written statement of purpose, academic qualifications, and letters of recommendation.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Take a look at the exhibitions, graphic design, product prototypes, and digital experiences created by our students.
From Campus to Career
Design students receive one-on-one career consulting, resume reviews, and interview training. Our dedicated Industry Relations team is ready to help jumpstart your professional network.
Develop Your Creative Practice
In our dedicated studio spaces and fabrication labs, you’ll gain exposure to a range of design disciplines and hone your craft.
M.F.A. Student Showcase
Our students mix user-centered design, storytelling, and craft to create unique and impactful cross-platform experiences that reshape the future.Explore More Design Work