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Department of Visual Arts and Design

With four possible degrees within two different programs––as well as continuing education classes––everyone interested in studying the visual or performing arts can find the right program of study in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Picture yourself. Here. In the drawing studio.  

Visual Arts Programs
If you want to pursue your art as part of a liberal arts education designed to transfer to both universities and art schools, then this is the program for you. As a student in Visual Arts, you will benefit from intensive and innovative studio art practice, and an outstanding education in the liberal arts and humanities—the basis for creative thought that fuels artistic expression.   More info>>

School of Art + Design
Do you eat, breathe, and sleep art? The School of Art + Design (SA+D) is for you. This program provides you with a portfolio-intensive art school experience that will prepare you to transfer to a premier art college. SA+D is for focused students who are interested in pursuing a career in visual arts.   More info>>  



Non-Credit, Continuing Education
Whether you are taking your first art class or continuing your art studies, there is a place for you here. You’ll discover introductory classes in fine arts and design as well as digital design for students with an interest in art and graphic design.  More info>>  





Department Chair
Megan Van Wagoner

Mailing Address
Visual Arts and Design, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Avenue, CF120, Takoma Park, MD  20912

Physical Locations
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone 240-567-5821
Fax 240-567-5820

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