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    Why Study Studio Art?

    The studio art minor lets you engage in hands-on art practice as you pursue the major of your choice. The minor offers a set of foundational courses and then allows you to pick and choose from an array of courses in a variety of media and techniques.

    Why Minor in Studio Art at MMC?

    With robust course offerings and a dedicated faculty in the visual arts, MMC is the place to hone your skills in the studio. You will join a community of artists and students across the college who bring their passions and interests to intersect with yours. Whether it is in an Introduction to Drawing class, a more advanced Figure Drawing class, or a Special Topics class like “Painting Now!” you’ll see your technique evolve and your imagination soar. Join our annual Junior and Art Minor exhibition and exhibit your work in the Hewitt Gallery of Art. Use the skills you acquire to enrich your college experience and apply them to creative problem-solving in the workplace.

    What You Will Learn

    • You will acquire a foundation in the visual language of art-making.
    • You will demonstrate a basic knowledge of technical skills in a variety of studio practices including drawing, painting, and design.
    • You will engage as informed observers and active participants in the visual arts.
    • You will be able to explore advanced studio practices such as printmaking, watercolor, artist books, silkscreen, mixed media, and installation.

    Contact

    Department of Art and Art History
    (212) 517-0694
    art@mmm.edu

    Art
    Carson Hall, 700A

    Art History
    Carson Hall, 704

    Program Highlights

    Learn what it’s really like to work in New York City’s museums, galleries, artists’ studios, auction houses, and not-for-profit cultural organizations. Our students have been studio assistants to professional artists, developed their art business savvy at a Chelsea art gallery, mentored young people in organizations such as Free Arts NYC, and worked in art conservation and restoration in one of New York City’s oldest and longest-running art conservation studios. 
    Study art and art history in another culture and context. This scholarship, named in honor of a longtime former faculty member, provides financial assistance to an Art or Art History major to study abroad. At the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, for example, students take courses such as fresco painting and mosaics. They study archeology, art history, and language for full cultural immersion and a life-changing experience.
    The Hewitt Gallery of Art, located in the main esplanade and adjacent Black and White galleries, is a laboratory for and an extension of the pedagogy of the Art and Art History Department. In addition, it is an alternative exhibition space for contemporary art. The Gallery provides opportunities for art majors to gain first-hand experience in exhibiting their capstone and junior work, for students to curate and organize shows in conjunction with the Gallery Director, and for faculty and alumni to present current work to the community. 

     

    • I feel pretty lucky that I am still doing today what I pursued when I was 18! In college, I had numerous internships assisting artists, working at printing studios, and even photographing for an online clothing company. After college, I worked at a portrait studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side before relocating to the West Coast.

      Lindsay Kreighbaum ’12

      Class of 2012, Major in Art with concentrations in Photography and Studio Art

      Meet Lindsay
    • My Studio Art Minor has helped me tremendously to excel in my professional and personal development. I am able to utilize the skills taught in my studio art courses to effectively present information in my current position as Brand Ambassador at Cartier.

      Molly Power ’20

      Class of 2020, Major in Business with a Fashion Marketing concentration; Minor in Studio Art

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    Careers and Outcomes

    Art majors at MMC have gone on to succeed in graduate school and a wide array of careers in the art world and in visual art‐related fields. They are exhibiting artists, some in prestigious museums. Many exhibit in galleries and art spaces. They are teachers and educators, art directors and gallery managers, designers, art therapists, art curators, and art activists. They are prepared to think critically and act creatively and succeed in the ever-changing landscape of our cultural and creative communities. Below are just a few of the roles and places alumni of this program have landed. 

    job titles

    • Artist
    • Art Educator
    • Art Therapist
    • Creative Director
    • Gallery Manager
    • Designer
    • Illustrator

    employers

    • MoMA PS1
    • Creative Time
    • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
    • Christie’s Auction House
    • Black Diamond Gallery
    • Claire Oliver Gallery
    • Matt MullicanStudio
    • Center Art Studio

    Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts

    The Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts promises to be both stunningly beautiful and highly versatile, featuring a soaring multipurpose space, a digital lab, an immersive wrap-around gallery, light-filled studio spaces for 2D and 3D works, and more. A dedicated art history classroom and an expansive seminar room, plus flexible spaces for teaching, learning, exhibitions, and events, will promote the melding of creative and critical practice—a hallmark of an MMC education.

    Learn more about the upcoming visual arts center

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