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Motlow State adds three new Fine Arts degrees in the spring

Assistant Professor of Art Beth Martin says the new degree program gives students the hands on experience they need. (Photo Provided)

LOCAL EDUCATION NEWS — Website and video game design, printmaking, graphic design … these aren’t things that only happen in big cities. As more and more of the modern workforce chooses to work from home, more students find that art careers are possible even in small towns. Beginning in Spring semester 2022, Motlow State Community College will offer three new Associate of Fine Arts degrees at the Moore County campus. These include an Associates of Fine Arts Degree with concentrations in Design and Technology, Theatre, and Studio Art.

“These degrees and courses allow students to achieve their goals in high-demand careers, such as web development, web design, industrial and commercial design and more,” said Beth Martin, Assistant Professor of Art at Motlow.

Most of the classes associated with these degrees will be taught on-ground in a studio or lab setting as they are visual or performance-based courses.

“They also provide students a hands-on approach that isn’t available in other disciplines or through a purely online format. Students need to be in a classroom, with a professor, to better understand the materials and methodologies of their future professions,” said Martin.

In addition to the new degrees, Motlow also offers an Associate of Fine Arts in Music and an Associate of Science in Speech and Theatre.

Additionally, students who are interested, but not majoring in Theatre, are encouraged to register for the Children’s Drama class being conducted this fall at the Moore County campus.

For more information about the new degree programs, email info@mscc.edu. •

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