Visual and Applied Art at MC

Study the visual and graphic arts at Montgomery College!  We offer hands-on experience in the studio  arts and applied arts including graphic design, illustration, photography, computer graphics and broadcasting. Take advantage of convenient locations and hours – three campuses with day, evening, and weekend courses.


Associate of Arts (AA) in, Art, Art Education, Art History, or Studio Art

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA 910) in Studio Art

These degree programs prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a BA in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. There are also opportunities for non-degree seeking students to take individual course for personal enrichment. Full and part time college schedules are offered at all three campuses and associates degrees can be completed in two or more years.

Courses for most arts degrees are offered on the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses with open admission. Students who choose to study mainly in Germantown may need to take some upper level arts classes on the other campuses.  Classes are taught two or three days a week with some courses offered on a one day a week schedule.

Art Department Rockville – Paul Peck Art Building, Rockville


Art Department Takoma Park/Silver Spring

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center,

Takoma Park/Silver Spring


Art Department Germantown – Humanities Building, Germantown



Associate of Fine Arts (AFA 900) in Studio Art

Associates of Fine Arts (AFA 902) in Graphic Design

The School of Art + Design offers AFA degrees in Studio Art (900) and Graphic Design (902) in a full-time experience, art school model. SA+D has a two year course of study with mostly day-long classes meeting Monday-Friday, daytime hours.  Most students complete their AFA in two years.

Admission to SA+D is by application and requires a portfolio review, 2.3  g.p.a and a letter of recommendation. Students in the SA+D AFA program concentrate on developing their portfolios in either studio art or graphic design for transfer to a four-year institution offering the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.


School of Art + Design

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center,

Takoma Park/Silver Spring


Associates degrees or certificates in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Television-radio, Animation and Gaming (AAS).


The Communication Arts Technologies (CAT) Department on the Rockville campus offers courses designed to inspire creativity and professional habits while enhancing the student’s qualifications for today’s workforce or for transfer for further studies.  The department offers a variety of A.A.S. degrees as well as multiple certificates in specific areas.  Courses may also be taken individually for specific employment needs or as professional development.

Communication Arts Technologies Department – Technical Center, Rockville


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