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Our Mission, Values and Vision


Founded by working creative professionals, Montserrat College of Art provides an individualized education focused on maximizing the professional and personal success of each student. Structured around experiential learning, studio practice, liberal arts, and professional preparation, the mission of the college ensures that its graduates leave equipped with the competence, confidence, and habits of mind to build lives of creative enterprise and community engagement. Montserrat recognizes its role as an economic driver and cultural leader in the region.


  • The practice of art, design, research, and creative enterprise has intrinsic value.
  • Teaching, learning, and service are central to who we are.
  • Individuality, creativity, expression, and experimentation are respected and encouraged.
  • Accountability and integrity are essential to sustain creativity and shared community.
  • We thrive on diversity of people, ideas, and approaches.


  • Its interdisciplinary, experiential, individualized, and innovative education focused on the personal and professional development of passionate, hard-working, ambitious, and creative students of all ages;
  • Its advocacy for the arts, design, and creative enterprise;
  • Its diversity, openness, access, and equity in all that we do; and
  • Its service to our community, the region, and the world.
about us