Since graduating from CCA’s MFA in Design program in 2015, Beth Abrahamson has put in time as a freelance designer for some of the biggest brands in the game (Airbnb, Elephant, Apple). Now a senior designer at Emotive Brand, a boutique branding agency in Oakland, she also maintains her own personal practice consisting of freelance design projects, ceramics, and other artwork.
When Alida Draudt (DMBA, 2016) entered CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, she already had a background in design and innovation consulting. What she wanted was a brighter future—little did she know, her future would involve predicting the future.
We get a lot of questions from students researching graphic design graduate programs that want to know what the difference between a 2-year and 3-year MFA program is, so we’re taking an in-depth look at both options to help you decide which is the right one for you.
As a second-year MFA student, some of the most common questions I get are from people wondering what being in an MFA program is like and whether I would recommend it to others, so I thought—what a perfect subject for a blog post!
The benefits of getting a graduate degree in a field you’re interested in can be numerous and diverse - from personal to professional, and of course, financial - but many potential graduate students are wary of the time commitment involved in going back to school full-time.
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