Areas of Study
The Department of Art offers courses in five areas of concentration, including painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, digital media and graphic design.
Students are encouraged to experiment and expose themselves to all of the various forms of media offered by the department. Learn more about them below.
Painting & Drawing
The painting and drawing area of study provides a foundation in the methods and materials of traditional media and supports advanced work that reflects the vitality and breadth of contemporary practice.Explore Painting and Drawing
The design concentration offered through UMD’s Department of Art allows students to engage with a vibrant design community in the nation’s capital. Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply for area-specific scholarships.Explore Graphic Design