Special Comments from the Director of Graduate Studies

The practitioners represented here design new strategies for communicating essential information which reorients its publics toward more sustainable relationships with the planet and its peoples. They are creating new, user-centered products and experiences to enhance entrepreneurial culture and promote sustainability. They are opening their studios to reveal truths about the world, about human perception, cognition, and identity through the infinite array and endless variety of artistic invention. Clearly, their skills are needed in the world, perhaps now more than ever. 

The faculty and staff at the School of Art and Design at Illinois wish to congratulate our MFA Class of 2021 on all their achievements. We are honored to have shared in your journey.

Laurie Hogin
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
School of Art + Design