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.
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design students have been creating cutting-edge work for more than 130 years. Founded in 1886, MCAD provides artists and designers with the instruction they need to grow - and the freedom they need to foster individual creativity.
98% of MCAD's diverse student body of more than 800 students receive financial aid. And, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, all students get special attention from our renowned faculty, which comprises working artists and designers who know what it takes to be successful and are passionate about helping students pursue their dreams.
The college is host to both traditional and non-traditional fine art, media, design and entrepreneurial studies programs. Plus, our trailblazing bachelor of science degree program in entrepreneurial studies prepares students for the creative business world by giving them the communication, management and visual arts skills to succeed in any career path.
Located in the heart of Minneapolis - a top U.S. destination city for arts and culture - MCAD provides the ideal environment for you to develop both as a creative and as an individual. Check us out at https://mcad.edu.