President’s Message

A Message From President Dr. Ron Jones

Although I would rather welcome you to Memphis College of Art in person, I realize that our website is a fast and convenient way to reach out to you in this age of the Internet—so welcome! On behalf of the College, I extend my warmest greetings to you and hope that you will spend a few minutes exploring the various dimensions of this website and its various links.

If you were here in person, I would offer to take you on a tour to meet our energetic and gifted students, our dedicated and accomplished faculty, our tireless support staff, plus visit our studios, classrooms, state-of-the-art residence halls and our Midtown and Downtown campuses. I can’t accompany you on this tour virtually, but if I could, I would point out the many outstanding and quality initiatives that serve to define and characterize who we are.

Let me share with you what I think describes MCA.  Put simply, we are a group of faculty and students who have come together, forming a vibrant and energized, creative and innovative community that explores, discovers and restructures scholarly, artistic and design thinking. Our goals are simple: to prepare students for the visual art careers of their choice. We ready them to step into the future successfully, to create and examine topics, issues, and questions from the perspective of scholarship and/or artists/designers and to generate new insights, images and stories that challenge the mind and touch our emotions.  You can see this as you explore our website, and when you visit in person, you will see it and feel it for yourself.

Thank you again for your interest in Memphis College of Art.