What we’re all about

Our Visual Arts programs are dynamic. Students have ample opportunities to showcase their creative talents through master classes, competitions and internal and external exhibitions.

Our creative, professional and dedicated teachers empower our students to explore their true potential and harness their individuality.

Visual Arts education at SMC is based on the belief that although we teach artistic conventions, rules and theories, we are also teaching the freedom to create, experiment and innovate.

Innovative design and change are often pioneered by creative people, and if we can inspire and develop the creative spirit within our students, we can set them up to be influencers in society.

Why study Visual Art?

Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”

There are many reasons to study the Visual Arts. Often the first to come to mind are: opportunities for self-exploration and self-expression, the chance to broaden horizons, build mental focus, physical dexterity, reduce stress, and increase personal enjoyment.

However, growing research and statistical evidence, also prove that the skills established through the study of the Arts, assist students in achieving success in their other courses and meeting the demands of the modern world of work.

SMC recognizes the need to help students develop higher-level skills. That to succeed in the workplace and in our changing society, students must develop a strong skill set, including: creativity, problem solving, the ability to communicate in different ways, self-discipline, tolerance and critical thinking.

Hear from inspiring past student, Jesse Di Marco in this insightful interview and get a student’s perspective on why it’s so valuable to study the Arts.