You are an aspiring artist, historian or educator ready to expand your knowledge of the fine arts and to share your talents with the world.
All of the department’s programs — undergraduate, graduate and certificate — provide a broad understanding of the arts across disciplines, cultures, styles and media. Courses encourage students to embrace new technologies and materials, develop creativity and critical thinking, and seek global perspectives. You can participate in study abroad programs, internships, exhibitions and a monthly lecture series, and art + design undergraduate majors can tailor their course of study by selecting from one of nine different concentrations.
The department provides:
In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although you can't visit the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, we're still available during normal business hours by email, Jenee Mateer, Department Chairperson, and Ginger Ross, Academic Program Coordinator.
Currently all guided tours of the department are cancelled. For more information about undergraduate tours please contact Academic Program Coordinator, Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSON. For more information about MFA graduate tours please contact MFA director, Prof. Tonia Matthews, tmatthews AT_TOWSON.
The Center for the Arts houses three galleries which are currently closed in response to COVID-19. The galleries exhibit works of living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists and students.
Open life drawing sessions for spring 2020 have been canceled in response to COVID-19. The drawing sessions are offered to the community during the fall and spring semesters from 2pm to 4pm, Fridays, usually starting the 3rd week of the semester in the Center for the Arts, room 4036.