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.
For general information about health and safety on campus please visit Health Guidelines.
TU is following current federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. With this in mind, TU is requiring everyone (all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and guests) to wear masks when inside buildings — and outside when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education has no exceptions to the university's mask requirement.
Please know that no student is required to attend in person classes this semester. All courses have been designed to give students an online option for completing course work. Please contact your instructor if you need to choose this option.
You can be required to attend a class synchronously online at the scheduled class time. These courses may happen as a hybrid (some students in the classroom and some attending remotely) or as fully synchronous online (all students in the virtual classroom at the scheduled time).
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.
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In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open for classes but 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 guided tours of the department are suspended due to COVID-19. For more information about undergraduate programs and the art facilities, please contact Academic Program Coordinator, Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSON. For more information about MFA graduate programs and facilities please contact MFA director, Prof. Tonia Matthews, tmatthews AT_TOWSON.
The Center for the Arts houses three galleries are open for virtual tours only. No unscheduled in-person visits are currently allowed in response to COVID-19. View a list of current shows and options for virtual viewing. The galleries exhibit works of living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists and students.
Curator Kristen Hileman has over twenty-five years of institutional experience in curatorial, advisory, and advocacy services in the areas of contemporary art, museums and cultural projects.
Open drawing sessions are limited to current students during the fall and spring semesters due to COVID-19. Sessions will not be available to the community during the pandemic. Students only are welcome to draw live models from 2 to 4 p.m., Fridays, usually starting the 3rd week of the term in the Center for the Arts, room 4036.