MFA in Graphic Arts


MFA in Graphic Arts is a type of fine art; graphic art covers a broad range of art forms. Graphic art is typically two-dimensional and includes photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, lithography, typography, serigraphy (silk-screen printing), and bindery. Graphic art also consists of drawn plans and layouts for interior and architectural design today; graphic art is usually associated with commercial art that is used in marketing. In this case, the purpose of the graphic art is to capture the interest of the audience on the product or service in order to increase the volume of business.

Career Options

One of the most common career paths for a graphic artist today is web design. With the popularity of the World Wide Web, the demand for web designers is immense. Graphic artists utilize their creativity with layouts, typography, and logos to market the client's business. In addition to creating graphical designs, graphic artists also need to understand hypertext, web programming, and webpage maintenance in order to successfully create a webpage.

Who has MFA in Graphic Arts designers can work in a variety of environments, the student can work in a field as:

  • Photography
  • Interactive Design
  • Creative Spectrum
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Production Artist
  • Depending Dtp Associate
  • Graphic Artist Illustration

Major Subjects

  • Ad Design
  • Animation (Motion Graphics)
  • Business Management
  • Calligraphy and Lettering
  • Cartooning
  • Color Theory
  • Computer and Digital Graphics
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Drawing and Sketching
  • Graphic Photography
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printing and Publication Design
  • Printmaking
  • Proofing
  • Signage
  • Silk-screening
  • Typography

Admission Requirements

Requirements for MFA in Graphic Arts:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university.
  • A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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