Introduction to materials and techniques commonly used in bookbinding. This course is an initiation into fundamental binding forms, techniques, materials, and design. A series of cloth and paper bindings will be designed and made. While design and innovation will be stressed, the primary focus of the course will be upon learning technical skills. Projects to … Read more
Students taking this class will learn to use plant fibers to make handmade papers using both Western and Eastern papermaking methods. The students will begin with an introduction to basic studio safety, operation, and maintenance. From there they will learn about different fibers, the qualities each fiber produces, and how to process them from raw … Read more
MCA announces the addition of three undergraduate and three graduate programs to its current curricula. The college received approval for the new programs from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) in November.
Memphis College of Art has launched an exploration into the idea of bringing their graduate programs back to the Overton Park campus, engaging Artspace Consulting Services (ACS), the nation’s leader in arts-related property development and asset management, to assist in determining possible future uses for the Nesin Graduate School.
MFA in Studio Art The interdisciplinary program offers the opportunity to focus on methods that are most appropriate to the individual students. This may include traditional studio practice, digital technologies or a multi-disciplinary course of study. A critical dialogue will be developed between the graduate advisors and the students investigating the questions: What are the … Read more
MFA in Photography The MFA in Photography program allows students to develop their aesthetic and conceptual core while working in the medium of photography. Students work with graduate advisors to develop a photographic body of work that is contemporarily relevant while challenging the genre of photography. Photography is an ever-changing medium and therefore students are … Read more
Rust Hall: MCA’s shop has 4,400 square feet with machines for woodworking, metalworking, plastic molding, mat cutting, glass cutting, and stretcher and frame construction. MCA’s sculpture studios provide space and equipment for work in Metals (large scale, welding, foundry, forge, and small metals), plaster, Ceramics (nine wheels, a space for hand-building and glazing and a … Read more
This course will focus on the study of traditional and non toxic printmaking techniques and contemporary artist research. The students will develop craftsmanship of printmaking thru the design of individual project works. Printmaking concentration requirement. Offering depends on demand. Pre-reqs: PM215 or POI
Horn Island For more than 30 years, MCA students have been following in the footsteps of American artist Walter Anderson as they make a 12-day excursion to Horn Island, a pristine barrier island off the coast of Mississippi. Horn Island’s unspoiled vistas, rich marine life and hundreds of species of birds provided inspiration for many … Read more
MCA is no longer accepting new students due to its closure in May 2020. Program Overview As a professional school of art and design, MCA offers BFA degrees in visual arts at the undergraduate level. Within these degrees, students choose from an array of majors and concentrations that provide a variety of avenues to suit … Read more
Come Check Out Memphis! A City for Creatives. Virtual Tour Ceramics Studio Library Student Lounge A Sculpture Studio Metz Hall – Exterior Metz Hall – Dorm Room Metz Hall – Studio Printmaking Studio
MCA students from Dr. Teri Mason’s Introduction to Sociology class will host a tour for students from the Memphis Leadership Foundation’s Refugee Empowerment Program on Saturday, April 11.
History has come full circle, as artwork from students of Memphis College of Art once again adorns the walls of the James Lee House.
The 2015 Art Education Thesis Exhibition is on view in the Hyde Gallery through February 14. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 6–9 p.m.
Current Openings Position Opening for: Campus Safety Officer Under the general supervision of the VP for Operations, the Campus Safety Officer is a member of a team of campus safety specialists responsible for providing personal safety for members of the college community through proactive, courteous, and professional actions. This position provides a highly visual deterrent … Read more
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE Name Mid-South School of Fine Arts was incorporated as a Tennessee non-profit educational corporation by charter recorded April 9, 1936 in the office of the Tennessee Secretary of State. On July 3, 1936, the name was changed to The Memphis Academy of Arts, and on February 15, 1985, the name … Read more
MCA presents Eszter Sziksz’ “Gently Expanding Universe,” Nov. 25–Dec. 11 in the Alumni Gallery.
MCA Professor Emeritus Dolph Smith has been named as the 2014 Penland Outstanding Artist Educator by the Penland School of Crafts.
The most innovative and creative undergraduate artwork of the past academic year will be featured in a summer exhibition at MCA.
“Chronos and Kairos” will be on display at Memphis College of Art’s Hyde Gallery in the Nesin Graduate Center on July 10–31. The exhibition reception will be Friday, July 26, 6–9 p.m. during Trolley Night.