At Montserrat, we believe it’s important that each student be responsible for his or her own education. So while the college does stipulate certain degree requirements and makes general suggestions about sound academic programs, students are encouraged to make mature academic choices and to discover how to be an artist on their own.
At the same time, we do realize that some students may need, or want, additional academic advising and/or referrals to on- and off-campus support services to help ensure their success.
Faculty advisors are an important resource for students at Montserrat. Advisors can assist students with the development of educational plans consistent with their life, career and academic goals. Some of the many things advisors can do include: help selecting appropriate courses, offer advice about concentration or career choices, discuss concerns regarding courses or programs and direct students to additional campus resources for assistance with personal, financial or other nonacademic needs.
Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their advisors to take advantage of their knowledge and advice. When it comes to discovering how to be an artist, sometimes a little help results in a lot of advancement.
Whether you are working on an academic paper, drafting an artist statement, writing a poem or story or using text in your visual work, the Writing Studio is the place for you. Writing Studio tutors and learning specialists are artists, writers, faculty and students who provide free, one-to-one tutoring to all students during any part of the writing process.
The Academic Access Studio
It is our mission at Montserrat College of Art to create an accessible and inclusive learning and living environment for all students. Guided by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the Disability Services Office at Montserrat is dedicated to providing services, support and reasonable accommodations to ensure students with disabilities are able to fully participate in the College’s academic, social and recreational programming.