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Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is a private, nonprofit four-year and postgraduate college specializing in the visual arts. MCAD currently enrolls approximately 700 students offering education in painting, drawing, advertising, entrepreneurial studies, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, photography, filmmaking, illustration, graphic design, book arts, furniture design, liberal arts, comic art, and sustainable design. MCAD is one of a few major art schools to offer a major in comic art.

Notable alumni include "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz; photographer and Photoshop expert Ben Willmore; comic book writer/artist Dan Jurgens; "Violet Days" cartoonist Chris Monroe; and illustrator Mary GrandPré, best known for the covers and chapter illustrations for the U.S. editions of Harry Potter books.

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