M.A.D.E Diploma Programs

M.A.D.E is redefining the concept of a career school. Our programs incorporate high-level creative and critical thinking skills previously confined to 4-year colleges, with more hands-on technical training than traditional degree programs. M.A.D.E prepares graduates to perform in today’s fast paced work environments and communicate effectively with clients.

The focus is on Portfolio Development. Our programs feed into specific art and design industries where a portfolio is paramount to landing jobs. M.A.D.E graduates leave equipped with a cohesive portfolio of art or design showcasing their unique creative voice. We teach the art of persuasive presentation and professional contract negotiation so that our graduates are fully prepared to translate their success in the classroom into the workforce.

M.A.D.E is committed to providing an educational experience that is valuable, worthwhile and relevant to the burgeoning employment landscape. With small class size and one-on- one instruction, students are supported in reaching their highest potential. M.A.D.E is dedicated to producing the best-prepared professionals entering the industry.

Applied Arts skills

Applied Arts & Graphic Design at M.A.D.E. Applied Arts & Graphic Design at M.A.D.E.

Graphic Arts Skill | Applied Arts Diploma Program at MADE

  • Art History Skills at M.A.D.E.

    Art History

  • Media Analysis Skills at M.A.D.E.


  • Drawing Skills at M.A.D.E.


  • Graphic arts Skills at M.A.D.E.

    Graphic arts

  • Critical Thinking Skills at M.A.D.E.




MADE maintains the philosophy that a well-rounded fine art education in the 21st century must include graphic art skills as well as traditional art skills. To that end, the Applied Arts curriculum includes an introduction to the field of Graphic Design with hands-on training in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Coursework addresses typography, layout, logo design, digital illustration, and image manipulation in projects that broach the basic concepts of branding and advertising.

The teaching of graphic arts supports and complements the student’s overall artistic growth. Training in drawing makes the student more effective in producing vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator. Painting skills enhance the student’s ability to manipulate colors and textures digitally in Adobe Photoshop. And vice versa, the editing and compositional skills acquired in the graphic arts classes augment the student’s fine art portfolio development. The outcome is multi-dimensional artists who have a plethora of technical skills at their disposal and who are capable of producing effective visual solutions to a variety of creative problems.


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