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:
Meet our students and faculty and learn more about our programs in this video.
Undergraduate guided tours of the department are offered by appointment with the Academic Program Coordinator, Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSON. MFA graduate tours are available by appointment with the director, Prof. Tonia Matthews, tmatthews AT_TOWSON.
Closed toed shoes are required to visit the art studios. Anyone wanting a tour of the art facilities must wear closed toed shoes.
Undergraduate guided tours are available by appointment at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. To make a reservation, email Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSON with the date , time and your contact phone number. See below for available dates:
Self-guided undergraduate tours are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Stop by the Art Office, CA 3103, and ask for a map.
The Center for the Arts houses three galleries that exhibit works of living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists and students.
Open life 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.