Towson is committed to the creative development of visual artists, art educators and
historians. This 33-unit master’s program provides advanced training in art education,
promotes professional growth through individual research, and increases your skills
and knowledge in art production, art history, aesthetics and art criticism.
Required courses are taken in a specified sequence culminating in a written master’s
project similar in scope to a traditional thesis. Faculty members work closely with
you to prepare a final portfolio of your work. View the admission and degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
Premier Arts Venue
The renovated and expanded Center for the Arts creates an artistic village on the
Towson campus where students work together and mingle across disciplines and art forms.
As the premier arts venue in Baltimore County, it provides you access to the school’s
graduate-level studio areas, including the Holtzman M.F.A. Gallery, designated solely
for graduate students to exhibit their work throughout the year. The center also hosts
a full schedule of art exhibitions, musical and theatre performances, festivals, and
the Asian Arts and Culture Center.
The art education program actively participates in state (MAEA) and national (NAFA) art education associations.
Towson has a distinguished history in preparing classroom teachers and education specialists.
The university began as the Maryland Normal School for Teachers in 1866.
Convenient evening courses make it easy to continue your graduate studies.
Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact
with your instructors and fellow classmates.
Program Director, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education