Department of Art

Department of Art + Design,
Art History, ART Education

The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education offers the Bachelor of Fine Art and the Bachelor of Science in art, Bachelor of Science in art education, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art in art history, the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in art (studio), Master of Education (M.Ed.) in art education, and a graduate certificate in interactive media design. The B.A. is available in the art, art history and art education majors and mirrors the B.S. degree requirements, but includes the foreign language requirement through the intermediate level (202 or equivalent). The Art + Design major offers 9 concentrations: Ceramics: Digital Art + Design; Graphic Design; Illustration; Interdisciplinary Object Design; Metalsmithing + Jewelry; Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; Photo Imaging; and Sculpture. Students participate in study abroad, internships, exhibitions, and a monthly lecture series.

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education works to provide a broad understanding of the arts across disciplines, cultures, styles, and media, to encourage students to embrace new technologies and materials, develop creativity and critical thinking, and seek out global perspectives.

The Department offers students:

  • an enriched learning environment, promoting excellence delivered in the classroom, studio, community, and through e-learning;
  • a professionally-oriented arts education taught by faculty recognized as accomplished teachers, scholars, practicing artists and designers, and leaders in their disciplines;
  • a forward-thinking art and design curriculum with emphasis on innovation accompanied by an understanding and appreciation of art history, art education, and traditional processes and skills;
  • a unique metropolitan perspective, taking full advantage of Towson University’s location and liberal arts tradition and providing opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary learning.



pastels, computer keyboard, tubes of paint

Nancy Siegel

Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810


Guided Tours

Undergraduate tours of the department are offered on the dates listed below and begin at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. To make a reservation, e-mail Ginger Ross with date and time of the tour you would like to attend, and a contact phone number.

Fall 2015 Scheduled Tours:

  • Friday 9/25
  • Monday 10/5
  • Monday 11/2
  • Monday 12/7

Guided tours during the summer are only available by special arrangement. E-mail Ginger Ross for availability.

Self-guided tours are available any weekday between 9am and 3:30pm. Stop by the Art Office, CA 3103, and ask for a self- guiding tour map.

MFA graduate tours are available by appointment with the director, Prof.Tonia Matthews


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