Welcome to the Department of Art

Visual Arts Department:


The art curriculum, through a varied program of study, enriches the learning process in preparation for university transfer and personal artistic growth.  The art faculty is dedicated in helping students reach their artistic potential through creative opportunities both in and out of class.  Courses in Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, Painting, Ceramics, Photography and Art Appreciation help prepare students for professional competitive and personal directions in art.




A limited number of Art Scholarships are available to freshmen and returning sophomores.  Those wishing to apply may do so by presenting a portfolio of 8 to 10 artworks completed during their junior / senior year or thereafter.  College admission documents are required before scholarships are awarded.  Additional scholarships information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Department.

Activities / Opportunities:

Annual Visual Arts Student Exhibit & Competition – This is a juried selection and exhibition of artwork produced by students in the visual arts program, held in April of each year in the Miller Art Gallery, MCC campus.   

Annual State Community College Art Competition:
A juried art competition held at different community colleges within Mississippi.

 Art Students League / Club
This is an offering of opportunities for art students to take trips locally and abroad to enhance their arts education. Other activities involve community volunteerism and special art projects with local schools. Past trips include:  France, Italy, Greece, England, Netherlands, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and more.

Examples of Student Art:


Miller Art Gallery:

The Ronald R. Miller Art Gallery is host to six art exhibits per year from August to May. (Ronnie) Miller was a speech/theatre instructor at MCC from 1966 to 2006.  He was dedicated to all the arts while at the college.  The Gallery features the artwork of local, regional and nationally known artists.  It also holds a fine collection of artwork by former art instructor Homer Casteel (years taught: 1956-1972).  The gallery is located in the Davidson Fine Arts Center – Ivy Hall (West).


Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday:  by appointment only
For more information contact: John Marshall at 601.484.8647

The Gallery is closed during the summer and all school holidays.

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