Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Program Overview

As a professional school of art and design, MCA offers BFA degrees in visual arts at the undergraduate level. Within these degrees, students choose from an array of majors and concentrations that provide a variety of avenues to suit individual interests and needs. At the heart of the curriculum is a vigorous Foundations and Core Program of studio practice and intellectual rigor driven by the Liberal Arts program.

Degree programs:

  • BFA in Animation
  • BFA in Graphic Design
  • BFA in Illustration
  • BFA in Illustration with a track in Comics
  • BFA in Painting/Drawing
  • BFA in Photography

BFA in Fine Arts – concentration in:

  • Painting/Drawing
  • Metals
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

BFA in Design Arts – concentration in:

  • Graphic Design

Areas of interest include:

  • Liberal Arts – General Ed
  • Foundations
  • Animation
  • Comics
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Metals
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Student Achievement Outcomes

Job Placement:

MCA Alumni Statistics

Class of Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Total number of graduates: 75
Knowledge rate: 64 graduates
Percentage of respondents: 85%
Total number of respondents who reporting working in any field: N=63 or 98%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field: N=52 or 81%
Total number of respondents reporting enrollment in graduate programs: N=6 or 9%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field and/or enrollment in graduate programs: N=52 or 81%

Class of Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Total number of graduates: 74
Knowledge rate: 66 graduates
Percentage of respondents: 89%
Total number of respondents who reporting working in any field: N=61 or 92%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field: N=46 or 70%
Total number of respondents reporting enrollment in graduate programs: N=10 or 15%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field and/or enrollment in graduate programs: N=48 or 73%

Class of Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Total number of graduates: 89
Number of Respondents: 71
Percentage of respondents: 80%
Total number of respondents who reporting working in any field: N=63 or 89%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field: N=57 or 80%
Total number of respondents reporting enrollment in graduate programs: N=7 or 10%
Total number of respondents who report working in art-related field and/or enrollment in graduate programs: N=61 or 86%

Retention/Attrition Rate:

Fall 2017, First time, Full time Freshman to Sophomore rate: 71%
Six year graduation rate (Fall 2011 cohort): 47%
Fall 2016 – 17 retention for the academic year: 79%

Undergraduate Course Completion:

Term/Year Successful Unsuccessful Non-completion
Spring 2015 91.00% 3.90% 5.10%
Summer 2015 97.70% 1.15% 1.15%
Fall 2015 89.10% 3.80% 7.10%
Spring 2016 91.30% 2.80% 5.90%
Summer 2016 94.60% 2.00% 3.40%
Fall 2016 90.40% 4.30% 5.30%
Spring 2017 90.90% 2.40% 6.70%
Summer 2017 98.10% 1.30% 0.60%
Fall 2017 91.90% 4.70% 3.40%
Spring 2018 95.00% 3.30% 1.70%
Summer 2018 TBD TBD TBD

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