Art Major

Art majors embark on a process of discovery that integrates a solid technical foundation with art history, theory, and practice. 

MMC: Go Where the Art Is

Why Art at MMC?

Our goal is simple: we want to prepare students for successful careers in the visual arts. From apprenticeships and internships to special lectures and access to artists’ studios, studying Art at MMC gives you the “CityEdge.” 

Limitless Options

Our students meet leading curators, artists, photographers, and designers while gaining professional experience working as interns in the thriving creative industries and cultural institutions of New York City. Major course work is supplemented with Independent Studies that provide students with an opportunity to nurture their intellectual curiosity and develop individual projects with faculty mentors. As an Art major, you’ll have the chance to narrow your focus by choosing a concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration and AnimationPhotography, or Studio Art. 


Our Faculty

Our professors are working at the cutting edge of the New York art and design worlds. They produce, curate, and exhibit their work and know the intricacies of building a career in the visual arts. They have connections that make almost anything possible. Our students intern at Christie’s, the Met, PS1 MoMA, MTV, and Conde Nast, among others, and assist in studios all over the city. 

Exhibit in New York City

Art majors have many opportunities to present their work in the Hewitt Gallery of Art. From creating a body of work to writing an artist statement and working with experts to install the shows, our students build the professional skills needed to succeed in the art world.

Current Exhibitions in the Gallery


Our Recent Galleries

  • Virtual Senior Solo Exhibition
    After spending the spring 2020 semester creating artwork in quarantine, seven senior Art majors opened the Virtual Senior Solos Exhibition in the Hewitt Gallery of Art, all online! The projects, which range from oil on canvas paintings to digital photography, will remain on display virtually in the Hewitt Gallery of Art for the fall 2020 semester.

    View the exhibition catalogue »
  • Shadow Proximity
    Shadow Proximity is our annual Junior and Art Minor exhibition. Works in the disciplines of painting, photography, drawing, digital design, watercolor, and performance are featured (February 24 – March 24, 2020).

    View the full catalogue »