Graphic Design Graduate Thesis Projects
The Graphic Design Thesis Process
The Masters program in Graphic Design culminates in a thesis, an independent project based on an original idea that is designed and developed by the student in concert with a team of advisors. There are three phases in the process— Research, Studio, and Documentation. Each phase takes one full semester to complete.
Thesis Research requires the definition of a graphic design problem, research of case studies relevant to the thesis topic, and the initial mapping of a possible direction for a studio project.
Thesis Studio is a focused independent project on a single original topic, developed by the student working in conjunction with a team of advisors. Emphasis is placed on creative visual inquiry and the development of unique design that is conceptually strong and content rich in addressing a complex design problem.
Thesis Documentation represents the final phase of the thesis process. Having defined the design problem, completed the necessary research, and finalized the design; the project is then documented in written and visual form.