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June 28

June 28, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Half-million dollar remodel to provide boost for MCC art programs

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s art programs are getting a major upgrade this summer with a $512,000 renovation at the College’s Elkhorn Valley Campus, 204th Street and West Dodge Road. The 8,800 square foot renovation will provide more space for the Art program as well as the Design, Interactivity and Media Arts (DIMA) program. While some space is ready for students this summer, the entire project will be finished in time for fall quarter.

 

Earlier this year, MCC’s Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the renovation of vacated HVAC spaces. The HVAC program relocated to the College’s Fort Omaha Campus last fall when the Construction Education Center project was completed. The remodel includes classroom space for 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Stop Motion Animation and other DIMA program courses. 

 

“With the growth of our studio space, we can provide specialized arts education in a variety of media that can't be found under one roof elsewhere in the area,” said Susan Trinkle, dean of Humanities and the Arts. “We have modern technology as well as traditional equipment that allows students to explore alternative processes. With this renovation we also hope to attract additional noncredit students interested in exploring the arts.”

 

For more information about the College’s Art, Design and Communications programs, visit mccneb.edu/art-design-communications. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.