News from Montgomery College

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Date: September 9, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

Montgomery College and Former Maryland College of Art
and Design To Celebrate Completed Merger Between
Two Educational Institutions
Two-year Art School Re-Named ‘School of Art and Design at Montgomery College’

 Monday, September 13 – 10 a.m.

Site of
Former Maryland College of Art and Design
10500 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland

            Montgomery College and the former Maryland College of Art and Design will celebrate the completed merger between the two institutions of higher education at a ceremony on Monday, September 13, at 10 a.m.  Montgomery College President Charlene Nunley will join county, state and local leaders, former Maryland College of Art and Design board members, and current students to unveil the new sign for what is now the “School of Art and Design at Montgomery College.”

On September 1, the Maryland College of Art and Design officially became the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College.  The art school began in 1957 as an art supply store, a gallery featuring the work of local and nationally recognized artists, and a school with non-credit art classes for adults and children.  The institution quickly grew from an informal arts center to a professional, accredited, degree-granting college. 

The School of Art and Design offers an intensive two-year art program.  Students graduate with an associate of fine arts and typically transfer to a four-year college.  The School of Art and Design also offers non-credit continuing education courses and business training for children, youth, and adults in studio art, photography and graphic design for print and web.

The addition of the School of Art and Design adds to a wide array of visual arts degree and course offerings already offered at Montgomery College’s three campuses at Takoma Park, Rockville and Germantown, and through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education division.  

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 Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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