Memphis College of Art, in Memphis , Tennessee, was a small private art and design college. It is adjacent to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, in Overton Park. It faces substantial financial difficulties and is in the closing process; it no longer accepts new students.
The Memphis College of Art is committed to teaching visual art and design practice, context, and understanding, while encouraging all students to achieve their highest individual potential. We train students for success in their professions and through innovation change the world. A 10-to-1 student / faculty ratio ensures ample personal contact with teachers, offering hands-on instruction and encouragement, cultivating creativity and inspiring students to take creative risks as artists to develop.
The comprehensive curriculum of MCA is aligned with Clinical Experiences, a dynamic classroom and experience program that improves business and entrepreneurial skills. Group youth and adult education programs are offered year-round including a Summer Art Camp accredited to children and young artists of all ages by the American Camp Association. In addition, the college provides free exhibits of galleries and artist lectures which are open to the public throughout the year. Set in Overton Park — a lush 342-acre Midtown Memphis park that also includes the Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis Zoo, and Levitt Shell — MCA is a special, generative place where artists flourish. The college celebrated 80 years of operation in 2016, and is poised for many more years of making art work.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredits Memphis College of Art and offers degrees in a wide variety of creative studies. Includes Undergraduate and Doctoral programs:
- BFA in Animation
- BFA in Art Education
- BFA in Graphic Design
- BFA in Illustration
- BFA in Illustration with a track in Comics
- BFA in Painting/Drawing
- BFA in Photography
BFA in Fine Arts – with concentrations in:
BFA in Design Arts – with a concentration in:
- Graphic Design
Master of Fine Arts:
- MFA in Illustration
- MFA in Metals
- MFA in Painting/Drawing
- MFA in Photography
- MFA in Studio Art
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Arts in Art Education (MAArtEd)
This top school is located in beautiful Memphis, Tennessee, along with these other educational institutions you shouldn’t miss:
- Baptist College of Health Sciences
- Belhaven University
- Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
- Christian Brothers University
- Harding School of Theology
- LeyMoyne – Owen College
- Memphis Theological Seminary
- University of Memphis
These amazing universities are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!