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Master of Graphic & Experience Design

Take a leadership position in user experience and user interface design (UX/UI) at a software company or design consultancy. Or become a faculty member at a research university.




The Master of Graphic & Experience Design (MGXD) moves students toward a deeper knowledge of graphic and experience design through purposeful, individually driven design practice. Inquiry into contemporary and emergent design issues prepares graduates for leadership positions in user experience and user interface design (UX/UI), with expertise in research, data visualization, digital typography, and artificial intelligence. Successful completion of the MGXD results in a terminal degree, equivalent to the MFA, and qualifies graduates to teach at the university level or to pursue a PhD in Design. We are one of the few programs in the U.S. with STEM Classification (CIP).

The NC State Master of Graphic & Experience Design (MGXD) is consistently recognized as one of the top NASAD accredited graduate graphic and experience design programs in the country. The faculty is nationally and internationally recognized (see Faculty at a Glance). Alumni are designers in enterprise-level software companies and leading design consultancies (such as IBM, RedHat, Lenovo, Adobe, IDEO, Fjord), as well as, faculty members in colleges and universities (including University of Washington, Pratt Institute, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan).

Happy New Year to designers everywhere! Hope 2024 is a wonderful year. #mgxd #ncstatedesign #ncstate
✨ Celebrating the incredible year we had with MGXD Wrapped 🎉 

Another incredible year of growth, triumphs, and unforgettable moments. 🌟
To the graduating class 2023, you’ve shown resilience and determination—proud is an understatement! 🙌🏼 Grateful for the new faces that have become family and the shared dreams that fuel our collective ambition. 💖 

As the curtain falls on this chapter, we’re eagerly awaiting the unwritten pages of the next. Here’s to the memories we’ve made and the adventures that await in the coming year. 🌈🚀 

#NCSU #NCSUMGXD #Classof2023 #NCSUMGXDClassof2023
Apply now! At North Carolina State, we take our students to the edge of design. We explore A.I., conversational interface, gaze-based interaction, virtual experiences, and more. Our students don’t just “catch up” in graduate school, they define the path forward for the field.
🍂 Welcome back, everyone! We hope your Thanksgiving break was filled with joy and rest 🧡 As we dive into the final stretch of the semester, remember to stay positive and embrace the challenges ahead. You've got this! 💪✨ Let's finish strong together! 💻 

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