Maryland college of art and design

  • 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 Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

Maryland college of art and design ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

Maryland college of art and design(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic

Student Body

The student population of Maryland college of art and design has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Maryland college of art and design diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment78 students3,876 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Maryland college of art and design and community college average number of enrollment of MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
100%
4%
Diversity Score0.000.73
This chart display the diversity score of Maryland college of art and design and the community college average diversity score of MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Maryland college of art and design is Montgomery College (7.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,291 per year for in-state students and $9,297 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.