Minneapolis College of Art and Design
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.
Today we are 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.
MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Our student body includes more than 700 students from 29 states and 12 countries. Of these, 50% are enrolled in design, 25% in media arts, and 25% in fine arts; 40% are men and 60% are women; and the average student is 21 years old.
Our three-acre campus, which shares a block with the Minneapolis Institute of Art, comprises classrooms, professional facilities, galleries, student housing complexes, artist studios, and a sculpture garden. Our modernist Main Building is one of the only buildings in the United States designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Kenzo Tange, and our historical Julia Morrison Memorial Building is a century old.