Who we are
The Humanities and Visual Arts academic area provides broad-based liberal arts education to satisfy general education requirements across all academic disciplines at MCC. We also provide career degree programs in the visual arts.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Humanities and Visual Arts is multifaceted:
Humanities courses engage students in the study of philosophy, music, humanities, art history, theatre and speech to help students recognize and practice imagination, reflection, creativity, and critical thinking.
We facilitate language learning to diverse student populations using an integrative approach stressing vocabulary and conversational skills as well as cultural awareness.
Career Programs in Interior Design; Photography; Design, Interactivity and Media Arts; and Video and Audio Communication Arts stress the creative and technical aspects needed for success. We will maintain state-of-the-art facilities in these high-tech areas.
Fine Arts courses are offered to support transfer to four-year colleges and universities and provide foundation courses for students in the career Visual Arts programs. Arts courses affirm and nurture the creative spirit in all students, including lifelong learners. Additionally, Arts courses promote appreciation of Art as a discipline and the contributions of art and artists to the culture and history of humanity.
We also stress the importance of entrepreneurship in all of our visual arts offerings. Many of our students will join the workforce as self-employed entrepreneurs and become employers instead of employees.
Our Programs and Descriptions
Tom McDonnell, Dean of Humanities and Visual Arts, 402.289.1331
Greeta Barrett, Academic Affairs Associate, 402.289.1306
Linda Milton, Faculty Secretary, 402.289.1336
Gregg Pejsar, Photo Lab Technician, 402.289.1237
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South Campus Mural Project
Susan Trinkle--Art History
Visual Arts Faculty
Jim Hanson--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts
Rebecca Hermann--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts
Bob Maass--Video/Audio Communication Arts
Luann Matthies--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts
Lee Murray--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts
Joe Piper--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts
Nanci Stephenson--Interior Design
James Wolf--Design, Interactivity and Media Arts