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Why Study a BA in Art?
You’re creative. You’re talented. With our BA in Art major, you’ll learn to think critically, act creatively, and produce works of art that address the most pressing issues in contemporary culture. If you are looking to pursue a second major or a minor to enhance your art training, then this flexible degree track is for you.
Why Study Art at MMC?
Our new 12,000-square-foot Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts provides you with a unique teaching and learning environment with light-filled studios, digital labs, and a communal hub to host events, connect with friends, or just hang out.
Take in everything New York City offers as the center of the international art world. Meet leading curators, artists, photographers, and designers. Learn from faculty members who are professional artists. Attend classes and intern in prominent cultural institutions like Sotheby’s, the Met, MoMA, PS1, El Museo del Barrio, and art galleries across the city.
Studying Art at MMC gives you the foundation to think critically and act creatively — just what you’ll need to transition to the professional art world.
You can study abroad and apply for internships. In your senior capstone class,you will be introduced to professional practices and produce an independent body of work for a Senior Thesis Exhibition in the Hewitt Gallery of Art. Our priority is to prepare you for life after graduation.
What You Will Learn as an BA in Art Major
Our core courses build your artistic foundation. Integrate solid technical skills with knowledge of art history, theory, and practice.
Design your own program by choosing one or more of four concentrations:
Through coursework, apprenticeships and internships, special lectures, and access to artists’ studios, you will develop your skills not just as an artist, but as a critic and communicator.
We also offer MINORS in Arts History, Arts Management, Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Photography, and Studio Practices.
Follow this link for information on our Application/Artistic Review process
Careers and Outcomes
Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts
Coming to MMC in Fall 2022, the visual arts center is designed with your educational needs in mind. Beautiful, light-filled spaces inspire and energize your imagination. Featuring light-filled fully equipped art and photography studios; a digital immersion project room; an art history resource center and classroom; and a communal hub to host events, connect with friends, or just hang out. Put your creativity front and center.