Maryland college of art and design

Tel: (301)649-4454
78 students
Private, non-profit
The School of Art and Design, through the award of the Associate of Fine Arts degree and the continuing education program, is committed to teaching and learning through an intensive, structured, and sequential program of studio arts and general education, and through enrichment classes. SA+D assists you in the development of your artistic ability at your individual level of aesthetic understanding and technical skill. The School's programs are designed to give degree and enrichment students a wide range of opportunities to grow in awareness and skills to continue their art education at a higher level, to pursue a career in an arts related field, or to continue creating art as an avocation. The School of Art and Design stresses a life time commitment to developing the gift of creativity and sharing that gift with others in an always expanding community.
School Highlights:
Maryland college of art and design serves 78 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Maryland college of art and design is one of 2 community colleges within Montgomery County, MD.
The nearest community college is TESST College of Technology-Beltsville (7.30 miles away).

School Overview

College Maryland college of art and design Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 78 students 1,296 students
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 1.00 0.53
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The School of Art and Design at Montgomery College (SA+D) began in 1957 as Maryland College of Art and Design. It continues today as a community of artists providing education – the AFA degree and non-degree courses - in the visual arts to residents of the surrounding area. The institution grew from an informal arts center to a professional, accredited, degree-granting college and then to join Montgomery College in 2004, without changing the supportive environment that makes this educational institution unique. As a community of artists — students and professionals — working together, all of us here at SA+D are committed to helping one another advance toward our individual career, educational, and artistic goals.This spirit of cooperation and support has been a hallmark of this art school experience for over 47 years. The School of Art and Design at Montgomery College is perfect for you if you are looking for an art school experience—a structured studio intensive program for art majors who are committed to studying art and planning to transfer to a four-year art institution. The School of Art and Design courses and program are located at 10500 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. This artists' community environment includes studio classrooms, faculty offices, and student lounge within the same building. In addition to drawing, painting and design studios, our facilities also include a black and white photography lab and two fully equipped G5 Macintosh computer graphics labs with industry-standard hardware and software, including Quark XPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Our facilities also include display areas for ongoing student work, a library, a career/transfer center and a professional artists' gallery which displays the work of local and regionally known artists. The close proximity of these components within the same building encourages conversation about art, education, and life among the students, faculty, and staff. Our small size and our focus on maintaining a collaborative learning community encourage enthusiastic and serious artistic growth. This is an environment where you'll have the opportunity to concentrate on developing and refining your individual creativity and talents, have easy access to your teachers, and form close and lasting relationships with other members of the School of Art and Design community: a diverse and dedicated group of individuals who all share your interest in art.

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Maryland community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maryland is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.