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Explore Every Angle at UMBC

With more than a dozen art majors, you can dive deep into your artistic passions at UMBC. Plus, you can become a certified teacher or get creative and craft your own major through our Individualized Study program—either way, you’ll be learning alongside other dedicated artists.

  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Art Entrepreneurship
  • Art History & Museum Studies
  • Cinematic Arts
  • Dance Performance and Choreography
  • Graphic Design
  • Intermedia
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Print Media
  • Theatre Design & Production
  • Theatre Studies

Take a Tour: A Stellar Place For Creative Practice

An important aspect of studying the arts in preparation for a professional creative career is access to topnotch facilities and equipment. You’ll hone your craft and learn industry practices in our excellent facilities and performing venues. Go ahead and check out our amazing venues, studios and practice spaces, and workshops.

Four students at the barre in the UMBC dance cube

Dance

Take a walk-through, 360-degree tour of our dance studios and performance venues.

Music

Take a walk-through, 360-degree tour of our concert venues, recording studios, and more.

Theatre

Take a walk-through, 360-degree tour of our theatre venues, rehearsal spaces, scenic and costume shops.

Visual Arts

Take a walk-through, 360-degree tour of our cinema, animation, photography, and design studios.

You’ll Make Your Own Adventure

Your UMBC experience is what you make it. We’ve got the map, but you’ll build your own path. From our 250+ clubs and student organizations to study abroad and service-learning, there’s something for you. One evening you could be playing Humans vs. Zombies and the next cheering on one of UMBC’s 17 Division I sports teams. Here you can help save the Earth, experience new cultures, and make lifelong friends—all in the same day.

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is a four-year scholarship and mentorship program for students who enter UMBC as freshmen with a major in the arts.

Linehan Scholars:

  • Receive a scholarship of up to $15,000 (in-state) or $22,000 (out-of-state) per academic year
  • Explore ideas about contemporary concepts in the arts in a first-year seminar
  • Live on campus in a Living Learning Community with artists who share your passion
  • Attend performances and visit museums in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Receive summer research support to study with professional artists across the globe