The Fine Arts Program at Montgomery County Community College helped Schwenksville resident Bryan Lukens launch his art career and accomplish the first goal of his educational plan.
In May 2011, Lukens received his associate’s degree in Fine Art at Montgomery County Community College. Now, he plans to continue his education at Kutztown University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Art Education while he creates commissioned artwork on a part-time basis.
MCCC’s Fine Art Program teaches the skills, knowledge and insights needed for students to succeed in their art careers. The curriculum provides the foundation studies and studio expertise that parallels the first two years of study at a four-year college.
Before entering MCCC’s Fine Art Program, Lukens served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Al Anbar Province in Iraq for two tours of duty, one in 2005-06 and then a second in 2008-09.
“Adjusting to school from the real world was tough,” said the Marine Corps reservist. “But, my instructors at Montgomery County Community College were supportive and worked with my schedule when I had drill dates. Veterans Advisor George Pannebaker was great and helped me with scheduling the proper classes.”
Like many students, Lukens balances school, work and family. The College’s flexible schedule enabled him to earn his associate’s degree and start his art career while managing his other responsibilities.
Fine Arts is just one of more than 30 programs that students can complete at MCCC’s West Campus, located at 101 College Drive in Pottstown, and one of more than 85 programs at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Registration is going on now for the fall semester, which begins on Aug. 31 and runs through Dec. 20.
New students can learn about the admissions and registration processes by visiting www.mc3.edu/admissions or by calling 610-718-1800 (West Campus) or 215-641-6300 (Central Campus).
Returning students can register for classes online via WebAdvisor, by mail or in person at the College’s campuses. For more information, visit www.mc3.edu/admissions/registration.
To learn more about MCCC and to see all the College has to offer, schedule a visit to one of our campuses. Visits can now be scheduled online at www.mc3.edu/admissions/visiting.
by Diane VanDyke
photo: Bryan Lukens had the opportunity to meet Commencement speaker Dr. Jill Biden prior to the ceremony. Photo by Dawn Deppi