Moore College of Art and Design

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

120 Faculty Members | 3:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to excellence in art and design. Founded in 1848,; Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Through its undergraduate bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and its coeducational graduate programs,; Moore cultivates creativity,; promotes scholarship and prepares its students for professional careers in the arts by emphasizing critical thinking,; problem solving,; risk-taking and strong communication skills. Moore is dedicated to producing graduates that distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields. As a cultural leader,; Moore promotes access to the arts throughout the broader community. The Galleries at Moore introduce the work of significant regional,; national and international artists to the community through distinctive exhibitions and educational programs. The wide-ranging continuing education programs also serve the community by providing opportunities for men and women to learn new skills for personal and professional growth. Through Moore's acclaimed Young Artist Workshop,; founded in 1922,; the lives of children and youth are enriched through creative arts education. Building on its historic legacy of educating women for successful careers in the visual arts,; Moore is committed to adapting to the needs of future generations of artists,; designers,; scholars and educators throughout its diverse educational programs.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$44,806

Out of state

$44,806
Graduate

In state

$48,017

Out of state

$48,017

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 40.0% $5,129
State/local grants 18.0% $5,499
Institutional grants 100.0% $17,678
Loans 87.0% $12,783

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Illustration
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Photography
  • Interior Design
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • EDUCATION
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Museology/Museum Studies
      • A program that focuses on the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to develop, prepare, organize, administer, conserve, store and retrieve artifacts, exhibits and entire collections in museums and galleries, and that prepares individuals to assume curatorial, technical and managerial positions in museums. Includes instruction in institutional management, acquisition, exhibit design, conservation, packing techniques, and public relations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Digital Arts
      • A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields. Examples: [Digital Art] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Graphic Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Illustration
      • A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Photography
      • A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      • A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Full List of Programs

Graduate ProgramsX

  • EDUCATION
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
      • An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography. Examples: [Cultural Studies], [Critical Theory and Analysis] See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
50.04%
  • Apply 1,199
  • Accepted 600
  • Attend 66

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$60
Graduate
$60

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Recommended
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
100%
Male Students
0%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian59.64%
  2. Black13.62%
  3. Hispanic/Latino8.48%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities8.24%
  5. Not Specified5.4%
  6. Asian4.11%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.51%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

427

Undergraduate students

399

Graduate students

28

Attendance breakdown

Full time
96%
Part time
4%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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