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, preparing 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, providing hands-on instruction and guidance, nurturing talent and encouraging 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, digital media drawing/painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. 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 2015 Enrollment: Graduate 52 - Undergraduate 358

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 94%

Tuition and Fees: $30,250 (undergraduate)

Tuition and Fees: $31,120 (graduate)

Room and Board: $8,600

Founded: 1936

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2014 to Spring 2015: 88

Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1


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