Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

New Design Studies option in Visual Communication Design MFA graduate program


A Vignelli Center-based MFA track in Design Studies will begin in 2018. This two-year scholarly option will focus on the critical relationship of design history, theory and criticism with content from RIT’s unique archival resources (Vignelli Center and Cary Graphic Design Archive.) Working from original source archival materials, this track addresses the need for a new kind of design professional who will lead the discourse on contemporary design in the 21st century. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers in education, business and industry.