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November 18, 2015

Communication Design MFA

Studio Arts College International (SACI)

SACI Design field trip to Tipoteca Italiana, Cornuda (Treviso, Italy). Photo: Federico Cagnucci.

Visuals have roots.

Studio Art Centers International is pleased to announce that students can apply now for Fall 2016 admission to SACI’s two-year MFA in Communication Design program in Florence, Italy, accredited by NASAD. For detailed information about the curriculum and other special features of the program, please click here.

SACI’s MFA in Communication Design students have the unique opportunity to research the roots of Western visual conventions through direct experience of the extraordinary Italian artistic heritage while living in a country that is at the cutting edge of Communication Design innovation.

They pursue a curriculum which integrates practical and critical skills that encourages individual innovation and creative collaboration. They attend SACI in Florence for two successive academic years and earn 60 credits.

In their graduate seminars, students explore a range of contemporary communication design practices, visit designers in their studios, and meet curators, critics, and other significant figures in the art and design worlds. They attend international art and design fairs and are encouraged, through individual practice and group critiques, to explore to the fullest their potential as communication designers.

During their first year, they put together a program that balances independent study with classroom study. In their second year, emphasis is placed upon career options for emerging communication designers. Students gain practical experience as SACI Teaching Assistants and undertake design internships in Tuscan design firms.

By exploiting fully the advantages available to emerging communication designers through advanced study in Italy, SACI MFA students can become highly competitive when pursuing careers in Communication Design and university-level teaching.

Visit www.saci-florence.edu for details on all SACI graduate and undergraduate programs.

Rolling admissions—see application and scholarship deadlines and instructions.

SACI is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Founded in 1975, Studio Art Centers International (SACI) is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) university-level institution in Florence, Italy, offering undergraduate and graduate students fully accredited studio art, design, conservation, and liberal arts instruction.

SACI’s study programs include:
Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad
Two-year MFA Degree in Photography
Two-year MFA Degree in Studio Art
Two-year MFA Degree in Communication Design
One-year MA Degree in Art History
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year Abroad in Studio Art
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year Abroad in Conservation
Summer Studies in Florence
Venice Summer program

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