Coordinates: 35°08′15″N 90°01′14″W / 35.1376°N 90.0205°W
Formerly known as James Lee Memorial Art Academy and then the Memphis Academy of Arts, the school was housed in the James Lee/ Goyer House
Memphis College of Art, known before 1985 as the Memphis Academy of Arts and first established as James Lee Memorial Art Academy in the James Lee House, is a small, private college of art and design located in Memphis, Tennessee's Overton Park adjacent to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. Some of the majors include graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, book arts, computer arts, photography, animation, and illustration. It was founded in 1936 and was once housed in the James Lee House. It is now in a building with 1950s architecture.
Memphis College of Art averages around 450 students each year, with 350 being undergraduate and 100 being graduate students. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community. It has enabled generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. It extends its programs to the public through gallery exhibitions, continuing education, children's classes, and visiting artist lectures. It is more affordable, compared to similar colleges, as per Princeton Review. There is student housing on N. Rembert St., N. Tucker St., and most recently on N. Barksdale, in a building called Metz Hall, which is also based on 1950s architecture.
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sun, 19 May 2013 01:09:41 -0700
jpgCREDIT: ANITA HOUK/SPECIAL TO THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL) Artist Mitchell Dunnam (center) hangs his bachelor's of fine art exhibit piece not at traditional eye level (about 62 inches off the floor) in the Memphis College of Art gallery, but at his eye ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 05:23:12 -0700
... it to the people," says dancer/choreographer Louisa Koeppel, whose contribution to the evening reflects a period from the 1920s to the '50s, when the Fontaine and Lee houses comprised the campus for what would become the Memphis College of Art.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Fri, 10 May 2013 01:06:13 -0700
Williamson was professor of graphic arts at the old Memphis Academy of Art, now Memphis College of Art, in the 1960s and '70s, a period that Rawlinson called “the golden age of art in Memphis.” In addition to a commercial art agency, he owned a gallery ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 23:09:29 -0700
From 2004 through 2008, Sethi was director of the MFA program at the Memphis College of Art. His résumé includes stints at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's visual arts program and the Srishti School of Art ...
Huffington Post UK
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:22:13 -0700
Morris-Cafiero, who is head of photography at the Memphis College of Art, adds: “That doesn't mean the world is comfortable with how I look…. I'm constantly fighting strangers' criticisms that I am lazy and slow-witted, or that I am an overly ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 17:05:28 -0700
Park, who attended the Parsons school of design in New York City after leaving LFAS, is now coming back to her old high school as an admissions representative for Memphis College of Art and Design. Another of Crawford's former students, Dan Lee, ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:01:09 -0700
(WMC-TV) - A social experiment, conducted by a photographer in Memphis, explores and exposes people who make fun of others when their backs are turned. Haley Morris-Cafiero, head of photography at the Memphis College of Art, shot many self-portraits ...
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