Why Art at MMC
The Art Major at Marymount Manhattan College receives something unique: professional artistic training combined with a solid grounding in the Liberal Arts (students study literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical sciences together with courses in their major). Marymount Manhattan College offers a BA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History. The Art Major combines both theory and practice in a comprehensive and integrated way. The Studio Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Art History Concentrations provide students with a thorough foundation in the visual arts. Students are immersed in the history of visual culture as well as the vital contemporary art world afforded them in New York City. In addition, Art Majors may choose from a number of minors, including Arts Management, Art Therapy, Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design, Photography as well as minors in other academic disciplines. MMC provides the flexibility to fashion a program of study suited to each student’s goals.
Within the art program are opportunities for independent studies, apprenticeships, internships, and access to artists’ studios, lectures, forums, non-traditional experiential learning programs and many other unique experiences found only in New York City.
Classes are small and provide an academic environment that fosters close relationships among classmates and their dedicated teacher/mentors. Marymount Manhattan College draws on the abundant talent available in the metropolitan area to provide an excellent professional art faculty.
The Art program at Marymount is designed to provide students with the skill sets and experience to gain acceptance to graduate schools or entry-level opportunities in the professional field of their choice. Internships and capstone classes provide students with a bridge to these goals.
Students majoring in Art at Marymount Manhattan College gain invaluable experience by working as interns in the museums, galleries, auction houses, graphic design and photography studios, advertising and publishing companies and other art-related businesses in metropolitan New York, and beyond. They have learned how professionals in the art world developed their areas of expertise and how they run a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations. They have been able to test their hand in professions in which they are considering careers. They have also served as Studio Assistants to artists and learned how artists need to balance the work of running a studio with their work as curators, writers, and educators.
Recent internships have been provided in these venues:
|Philips de Pury & Company||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Christie’s Auction House||The Guggenheim Museum|
|The Rubin Museum of Art||The Children’s Museum of Manhattan|
|Bronx River Art Center||Condé Nast Publications|
|Teen Vogue||Parents Magazine|
|Rachel Ray Show||Paul Kasmin Gallery|
|David Zwirner Gallery||Bloomingdales|
|Betty Krulik Fine Arts, Ltd||Free Arts NYC|
|Derek Eller Gallery||Times Square Alliance|
|Studio assistantships in the studios of artists: Matt Mullican, Stan Gaz, Viviane Silvera, Jo-Wood Brown, Robert Polidori, Ellie Ga, Tim Steele, Katy Martin, Melanie Baker|
New York City is your Campus
Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Marymount Manhattan College is amid one of the richest concentrations of art in the world. MMC is within walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, the Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and numerous galleries. Art majors at Marymount Manhattan benefit from this wealth of cultural institutions as extensions of the classroom experience.
Art facilities include large drawing, painting and design studios with skylights, a fully equipped photography dark room, a printmaking center with lithography and etching presses, and a ceramics studio with 2 kilns. Current technology and professional software are available in an Art Department dedicated computer lab housing 11 state-of-the-art Macintosh computers. The Art History program also provides contemporary technology in digital image projection, while continuing to maintain a large slide and video archive.