Memphis College of Art


1930 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-5100- phone
(901) 272-5122 - fax
Toll-free - (800) 727-1088

Memphis College of Art is dedicated to teaching the practice, history, and
appreciation of visual art and design, while challenging all students to reach their
highest individual potential. MCA prepares graduates to succeed in their careers
and change the world through their creativity. A 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio
ensures an abundance of personal interaction with professors while providing
hands-on instruction and guidance that nurtures talent and encourages students
to take creative risks to grow as artists. MCA’s rigorous curriculum is integrated
with Professional Practices, a unique program of classes and experiences that hone
business and entrepreneurial skills. The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts,
Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Arts in Art Education degree programs
provide professional training for a broad range of careers with undergraduate areas
of study that include animation, graphic design, illustration, illustration with a track
in comics, painting/drawing, and photography. Community Education classes for
youth and adults are offered throughout the year, as well as free gallery exhibitions
and artist lectures. Set in Overton Park, a lush 342-acre park in Midtown Memphis
that also contains the Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis Zoo, and Levitt Shell,
MCA is a unique, generative environment where artists thrive.

Vital Statistics

Fall 2016 Enrollment: Graduate 40 - Undergraduate 339

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 97%

Tuition and Fees: $31,700 (undergraduate)

Tuition and Fees: $32,400 (graduate)

Room and Board: $8,750

Founded: 1936

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2014 to Spring 2015: 71

Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1


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