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Master of Fine Arts

Media Design

About This Program

The Media Design master of fine arts degree program provides an in-depth look at design and the role it plays in bridging the gap between the creative studio and the boardroom.

You’ll study the concepts that drive successful design campaigns – including research, client communications, and team dynamics. Coursework focused on psychological and motivational theories will also deepen your understanding of consumers and trends.

Named one of the Top Design Schools — Graphic Design USA, 2024

Upcoming Start Dates
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 3
  • September 30

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Program at a Glance




Master of Fine Arts Degree


Interested in earning a degree related to Media Design? Here are some degree programs offered by Full Sail University related to this master's program:

  • I want to be able to grow and work on projects that matter.
  • I enjoy being challenged to explain my work.
  • I want to get a better grasp of what art directors do.
  • I enjoy learning new approaches to design.
  • I want to become a problem-solving graphic designer.

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Brand Development - In this course, students will explore the history and processes of brand development in media design through case studies and learn how to utilize some of the basic tools used in the marketing profession.

Design Research ‐ In this course, students learn the process of exploring and evaluating design options as they investigate many of the research methods and tools used in the profession.

Measuring Design Effectiveness ‐ To capture a holistic perspective of the media design experience, students in this course examine multiple points of view, further their research, and apply higher-level critical thinking skills through a variety of assignments and discussions.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Apple USB-C to USB Adapter

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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