The art department cultivates skills and instincts to empower creative expression and produce meaningful, contemporary works of art.

Through artistic exploration, experimentation, and analysis of historic pieces, our department builds a foundation in aesthetics and concepts to help you find your voice in the lifelong process of personal, creative, and intellectual growth.

We provide a dynamic learning environment that serves as an integral part of the liberal arts tradition at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Student creating a self-portrait

Our Programs

Art Major - Includes concentrations in art history, pre-museum studies, photography, and studio.

Art Education - Offers dual certification to teach art in Maryland from nursery school through grade 12.

Pre-Art Therapy - Provides pre-professional coordinators to tailor your studies to prepare for graduate school.