You are an aspiring artist, historian or educator ready to expand your knowledge of
the fine arts and to share your talents with the world.
All of the department’s programs — undergraduate, graduate and certificate — provide
a broad understanding of the arts across disciplines, cultures, styles and media.
Courses encourage students to embrace new technologies and materials, develop creativity
and critical thinking, and seek global perspectives. You can participate in study
abroad programs, internships, exhibitions and a monthly lecture series, and art +
design undergraduate majors can tailor their course of study by selecting from one
of nine different concentrations.
The department provides:
- an enriched learning environment, promoting excellence in the classroom, studio, community
and through e-learning
- a professionally oriented arts education program taught by faculty recognized as accomplished
teachers, scholars, practicing artists and designers, and leaders in their disciplines
- a forward-thinking art and design curriculum emphasizing innovation, accompanied by
an understanding and appreciation of art history, art education, and traditional processes
- a unique metropolitan perspective, taking full advantage of Towson’s location and
liberal arts tradition and providing opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary
Studying Art at Towson
Meet our students and faculty and learn more about our programs in this video.
Take a Tour
Undergraduate guided tours of the department are offered by appointment with the Academic
Program Coordinator, Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSON. Self-guided tours are available any weekday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Stop by the
Art Office, CA 3103, and ask for a self-guided tour map. MFA graduate tours are available
by appointment with the director, Prof. Tonia Matthews, tmatthews AT_TOWSON.
2017-2018 Scheduled Tours
Undergraduate guided tours are available by appointment at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. To make a reservation, email Ginger Ross gross AT_TOWSONwith the date , time and your contact phone number.
- Friday, 10/27
- 1:30 only, Friday, 11/10 *in coordination with TU Open House
- Monday, 11/27
- Monday, 12/4
Self-guided tours are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Stop by the
Art Office, CA 3103, and ask for a map.
Exhibit On Campus
The Center for the Arts houses three galleries that exhibit works of living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists
Open Live Drawing Sessions
Open life drawing sessions are offered to the community during the fall and spring
semesters from 2pm to 4pm, Fridays, starting the 3rd week of the semester in the Center
for the Arts, room 4036. Fall 2017 sessions will start Friday, 9/22.