The Graduate School at Memphis College of Art is a diverse community of students that make up a fifth of the entire college population. The Nesin Graduate School building in downtown Memphis houses graduate faculty and directorsâ€™ offices along with an exhibition gallery, studio spaces, model classrooms, a teacher resource center, and computer labs bringing students together in trans-disciplinary and trans-professional collaboration.
The Graduate School programs combine teaching professionals, full-time studio artists, and graduate education students in 44,000 square feet of space with 24-hour access to all the resources necessary for each program, including shuttle service to Rust Hallâ€™s additional studios, labs, library, and administrative and staff offices.
The Office of Career Services offers graduate students the support and opportunities for professional development and preparation for a career as an artist, designer, or teacher. Visiting artists and critics enrich studies with professional perspectives and offer opportunities for mentorship and networking. Career Services, along with the Graduate Research Seminar course, are resources for employment information, professional practices, and information on conducting research.
Each semester, graduate open houses and exhibitions highlight work from each program, offer opportunities to visit with faculty and students, and tour facilities.