Individualized Study

The Individualized Study program (INDS) is for students to combine courses from two or more different academic disciplines, along with internships and independent studies, to create an individualized B.A. or B.S. degree. Students may declare an INDS major as early as the time at which they are admitted to UMBC, but many transfer into the …

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The Department of Music offers programs of study in: Jazz music composition choral music education instrumental music education music technology performance/musicology instrumental performance vocal performance The music department provides the one-on-one attention undergraduates need to flourish as young musicians within the resources of a medium-sized research university. We offer excellent large ensembles balanced with small …

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At UMBC we believe that theatre is an ever-changing art form, responding to and creating new ideas that confront our ethical, political, and artistic ideas and practices. Degree programs leading to an Acting, BFA, a Theatre BA; Theatre Studies Concentration, or a Theatre BA; Design & Production Concentration provide students with the interdisciplinary skills to …

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Visual Arts

Students admitted to UMBC’s visual arts program declare a concentration within the visual arts department: animation, art history and museum studies, cinematic arts, graphic design, intermedia, photography or print media. Students who plan to major in visual arts must submit a portfolio application to the visual arts department. Students are encouraged to submit the portfolio …

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Focusing on modern dance and contemporary methods of work, the dance department’s curriculum helps students develop strong technique, composition and performance. By studying the history of dance and related courses, students also gain an understanding of the origins and cultural traditions of dance and the changing world of contemporary dance. Concentrating on performance, the department …

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UMBC believes that entrepreneurship is the ability of an individual to identify a goal, provide the leadership and mobilize the assets necessary to reach that goal. As such, individuals taking the risk to push the envelope in science and technology, break ground in the creative arts or craft new solutions to society’s problems are all …

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