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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: DeAnna Skedel, 816.604.6664
MCC-Longview: Daniel Reneau, 816.604.2238
MCC-Maple Woods: Carlos Bass, 816.604.3226
MCC-Penn Valley: Vickie Raine, 816.604.4273

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The mission of the Metropolitan Community College Art Program is to develop students' visual literacy and awareness that art is practiced in a variety of forms within different cultures.  Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the research, interpretive and technical skills needed to make and study meaningful works of art while preparing them for continued practice in their field or for articulation to a Bachelors Degree program.

Our program gives your talent a great place to flourish, with our small, personal classes, low cost and many opportunities to explore all kinds of artistic expression. Drawing, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting and even printmaking are elective options that help you earn an associate's degree.

For the degree:

  • 42 hours of general education courses
  • 3 credit hours of computer science
  • 1 credit College 100
  • 14 hours of electives
  • Electives may include: computer animation, drawing, fashion illustration, jewelry making, graphic design, ceramics, computer animation, sculpture, photography, web design and digital prepress

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.