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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).

Prof Jarrett Fuller shared work during his reappointment lecture today. Fantastic job, Jarrett! #mgxd #ncstatedesign
We are searching for a tenure-track assistant professor for the Graphic & Experience Design program! Come work with our invested faculty and students. Review of applications begins in late November. The posting is up: 

(Also, MGXD final year students just visited the updated Teaching & Visualization Lab at Hunt Library; we screen grabbed some text from the job posting as part of a calibration screen.)
Excited for a new MGXD semester!! #mgxd #ncstatedesign #uxui
NC State Graphic & Experience Design celebrates a 10 year collaboration with SAS! Congrats to our MGXD Track 3 students for their work on the spring 2023 sponsored studio project led by Prof Jarrett Fuller. Looking forward to another fantastic academic year! #ncstatedesign #ncstate #mgxd #productdesign #mlux
Typographics ‘23! NC State MGXD students travelled to New York to participate in this year’s Typographics festival at The Cooper Union. Summer inspiration! #Mgxd #ncstatedesign
The 5th edition of AndSo, the graduate journal of graphic and experience design, is now available online! We all have an inherent need to be a part of something greater than ourselves, and this year’s publication — A Part and Apart — asked writers to reflect on the theme of belonging. 

Featuring current students and alumni, A Part and Apart explores the psychological feeling of connectedness to social, spatial, cultural and professional communities. With essays ranging in topics and writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, the 5th edition of AndSo is rich with storytelling, reflection, and hope for the future. 

Hear from former and current students about how the past and present can shape the future of belonging at or visit the 🔗 in our bio!
Today’s the day!! 🎓🐺❤️
Congratulations to every @ncstatedesign student graduating today, especially our seven MGXD’23 graduates!! We are so proud of the work you have done here at NC State and can’t wait to see the great things you’ll do in the future. #ncstatedesign #mgxd