MFA Students Honored for Completion of Program

Six students have worked hard to complete their MFA Communication Design degrees this semester.  The final push for each student is thesis research and writing the final paper. In reviewing each student’s thesis title,  I am struck by the diversity of our students’ interests and how skills in communication design can help solve such a wide range of issues in our world.


Stephanie Hall, “Limiting Risk Through Design: The Effects of User Experience and User Interface Design on Food Allergen Safety Training”

Thomas Hollifield, “Connecting Elders and Students with a Social and Interactive Oral History Explorer”

Adrian Hurtado, “At the Crossroads of Theatre and Technology: The Effect of Mobile Technology on a Century Old Publication”

Duncan Robertson, “Makeready Podcast: Conversations About Finding and Defining Success in the Field of Graphic Design”

Charles “Chuck” Sanders, “The Assistive Research and Ideation Engine: The Application of Effective Communication Design to Enhance the Process of Online Research”

Samuel Ward, “The Impact of Visual Communication and User Experience on Residential Water Consumption”

Please join us in celebrating their hard work:

December 13, 2014

MFA Studio (J.C. Mitte Room 2117): food and beverage starting at 2pm

Hooding Ceremony (J.C. Mitte Room 2121): 3pm

College of Fine Arts & Communication Commencement (Strahan Coliseum): 6pm


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