The Master of Art in Design is set for students from the several disciplines that are embraced by the term visual arts and designs, who wish to engage in a period of study beyond the Bachelor level, and who wish to raise their intellectual and/or professional experience associated with visual arts and/or design.
Students with Bachelor degrees from other disciplines are invited into the program after they have fulfilled undergraduate requirements of the University admission policy.
In addition to the University admission requirements for graduate students, the candidate must submit a portfolio of work for assessment and schedule an interview with M.A. course faculty.
In order to be accepted into the program, the student must take a minimum of 6 credits per semester as a part-time candidate and 9 credits as a full-time candidate.
Although transfer is not generalized, some credits from major universities can be transferable upon admission by the Graduate Committee. A transferred course must be passed at the grade of 80, according to the University Grading Bylaws.
In addition, applicants for the graduate program may be granted a maximum of nine transfer credits of graduate studies taken at another accredited institution of higher education provided that the transfer course(s) correspond to the NDU course requirements.