Since 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design—a private, nonprofit four-year and postgraduate college—has been the preeminent art and design educator in the region. Its mission is “to educate individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens.” Today it is a strong national leader in fine arts, design, entrepreneurial studies, and more. Through degree programs, certificate programs, continuing education courses, exhibitions, and a number of other community programs and events, MCAD transforms the world through creativity and purpose. MCAD offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as postbaccalaureate certificates, with several programs available online.
Accreditation & Licensing
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission