Moore College of Art and Design
About Moore College of Art and Design
Why Moore College of Art and Design?With a wide range of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Certificates, Moore College of Art and Design is located in the heart of Center City, Philly. Just steps away from Logan Circle and the Parkway, students could walk to the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Rodin Museum and more. Not much further Old City awaits with its charm and galleries. Plus, there are numerous artistic communities, mural arts programs, sculpture gardens, public fountains, and other iconic buildings to see and tap into for design inspiration. Of course, great restaurants, shops, and all that this dynamic city have to offer is accessible. Students could also take side excursions to the Big Apple. Philadelphia is not too far from the greater NYC area. This proximity might offer students a dynamic array of field research, networking and professional opportunities.
Moore’s Unique Masters ProgramsMoore’s Graduate Studies offerings consist of unique programs in Socially-Engaged Art, Socially-Engaged Studio Art, and Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations. Through these programs, Moore aims to help cultivate creativity, promote scholarship and prepare its students to pursue professional careers in the arts. Graduates could take away an ability to think critically, solve problems, take risks with their creative process and communicate more effectively.
Gain Practical Experience at MooreMoore College of Art and Design programs recognize the value of professional exposure and could require a field practicum, internship or international studio residency. Each program hosts an annual symposium that may feature guest speakers of national and international import, with a focus on contemporary issues in art, education and design.
Class Schedule Built for a Holistic ExperienceMoore uses a semester-based academic calendar. All graduate studies programs at Moore College of Art and Design aim to hold classes from Tuesdays through Thursdays though there are exceptions to this goal. With this type of schedule, students might experience an intensive studio and research practice with wiggle room for potential employment and internship opportunities. Also, to take in the art and culture throughout the City of Philadelphia.
Moore College Student ResourcesStudents have easy access to Moore’s library, design studios, digital media labs, and other College Resources such as those listed below.
- Academic Advising
- Fox Center for Digital Arts, Design Media, & Printing (Latest technology and industry-utilized software)
- Alumni Association
- Exhibition Spaces
- Career Center
Mission, Vision and ValuesWhile specific questions and approaches focus each of Moore’s degree programs, there are several objectives that weave throughout. Access & Social Justice, Education & Engagement, Direct Connections & Support, Professional Practices, Place-Based Inquiry, and Public Programs.
AdmissionsApplication requirements for all of Moore College’s graduate programs include the following guidelines.
- Complete an Application (could be done online)
- On-Site Interview (out of state applicants may arrange for telephone or Skype interviews)
- Statement of Intent
- 2 Letters of Recommendation from an employer, professor, or professional colleague
- Resume / CV
- All Official College Transcripts
- International Applicants only: English proficiency: TOEFL scores: 92 IBT (Internet-based test), 580 PBT (Paper-based test), 237 CBT (computer-based test) IELTS score of 6.5
- Have a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in any discipline of studio, visual or fine arts, and have completed a minimum of 15 art history credits
- The statement of intent includes a proposal related to the type of inquiry and investigation in community practice the candidate wishes to pursue
- Portfolio (submitted via Slideroom or online gallery link) of recent artwork consisting of 15 to 20 images that show a mature and focused body of work
- Special Learning Opportunities: Undergrad Distance, Grad Distance
- Credit Accepted: Dual credit, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement(AP) credits
- Carnegie Classification: Schools of art, music, and design
- Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
- There are 83 full-time faculty
- 111 Part-time instructional faculty
- Study Abroad Services
- Remedial Services
- Academic Career Counseling Services
- Placement Services Completers
- Library Services
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 62% part-time and 38% full-time
For the years 2018-2019 Moore College of Art and Design awarded: 85 bachelor's degrees, 13 master's degrees
AccreditationMoore College of Arts and Design is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In 1941 actually, Moore became the first art & design school to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Universities.
- Moore College Of Art And Design: Philadelphia, PA20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19103