In the Department of Art & Design, we understand the creative life. Our challenging and innovative learning environments support creative activity and encourage students to be independent and critical thinkers, life-long learners, and to make connections with communities in the Twin Ports region. Students explore various media and methods under the mentorship of distinguished faculty.
We can show you how to reinvent and renew yourself over a creative lifetime beginning with coursework that will challenge you and prepare you for careers limited only by your own imagination.
We offer a range of majors. Students may complete BAs in Art History and Art; these programs require the completion of a second major or a minor. We also have BFAs in Art Education, Studio (sub-plans options: General, Digital Arts & Photography, Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking, Sculpture & Ceramics) and Graphic Design (sub-plans: Studio or Marketing). In addition, students can declare minors in Art, Art History, Arts in Media, &/or Photography.
Exhibition by Max Brunner, an Art & Design alum
For over thirty years, Dr. Alison Aune (Art and Design) has been fostering collaborations that promote cultural awareness.
UMD’s Liberal Education Program is gaining a new category, Theorizing Race, Power, and Justice (TRPJ), effective fall 2023.