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Art at Mountain View

Taking art classes at Mountain View College is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our art curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.

Mission Statement 

The Mountain View College Visual Art Department provides educational opportunities that promote the understanding, practice and exhibition of the visual arts for the purposes of academic, personal and professional development. In all our objectives, our goal is to provide a resource for building a strong visual community voice for South Dallas, Oak Cliff and the larger Dallas County.


Department Description 

The Mountain View College Art Department offers a range of studio courses from painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and design as well as lecture courses in art appreciation and art history. The Art Department serves a multitude of students, including art majors intending to transfer to a four-year institution, artists seeking professional development, students seeking credit towards partial fulfillment of a degree or other students attending for personal enrichment. The Art Department also provides the exhibition of art through its gallery program for the community at large. 

What Our Students Are Saying

A former student of the Mountain View College Art department, Herman Cardona currently works as a Library Associate for the Dallas Public Library. Since the start of his employment in 2015, Herman has worked as ...

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Herman Cardona
Herman Cardona
Library Associate, Dallas Public Library
​I attended Mountain View College straight out of high school, where I developed my passion for fine art. At first, location and affordability drew me to DCCCD. As time passed, I grew not only as an artist...

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Michelle Reyes
Michelle Reyes
Community Liaison, Dallas Independent School District


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