Montserrat College of Art
Montserrat College of Art is a private, non-profit institution located in Beverly, Massachusetts. Founded in 1970, the college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fine arts, graphic design, and illustration. The school is known for its focus on studio-based instruction, and its small class sizes and intimate community of students and faculty. The college is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
The college’s fine arts program offers a BFA degree and a low-residency MFA degree, and students can choose to specialize in areas such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics. The graphic design program offers a BFA degree, and students can choose to specialize in areas such as branding, packaging, and typography. The illustration program offers a BFA degree, and students can choose to specialize in areas such as children’s books, editorial, and sequential art.
Montserrat also has a number of facilities for its students, including studio spaces, computer labs, and printmaking and ceramics workshops. The school also has a gallery space, where students’ work is regularly on display.
The college also places a strong emphasis on community engagement and service learning, and encourages students to participate in outreach programs and volunteer opportunities. Montserrat College of Art is a great option for students who are looking for a small, studio-based art and design program that emphasizes hands-on learning, individual attention, and community engagement.