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Yale University Master of Fine Arts Theses in Graphic Design

Call Number: AOB 33

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of over 600 individual theses from 1951 to the present. The theses are most often in book format, though some have more experimental formats. Individual records for the theses are also available in the library catalog.


  • 1951-2016


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Multi-media works can only be viewed if a use copy is available.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the School of Art and the artists.


Theses are listed in order by date, then in alphabetical order within each year.


75 Linear Feet (105 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of over 600 individual Master of Fine Arts theses in graphic design from 1951 to the present.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1950, the Graphic Design Program at the Yale University School of Art is a well respected program training designers in technical and theoretical issues. The two-year course of study requires students to build a coherent, investigative, and experimental body of work. The program culminates in a thesis project in which the student creates a final document in support of a long-term, multi-faceted research project.
Guide to the Yale University Master of Fine Arts Theses In Graphic Design
Compiled by Arts Library Special Collections staff
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Finding aid written in English.

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