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.

Our Programs

  • Art (concentrations in art history, pre-museum studies, photography & studio)
  • Art Education (dual certification to teach art in Maryland from PreK-12)
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Our Department

The art department hosts two galleries on campus that feature exhibits by students, alumnae, and faculty, in addition to community, regional, and national artists. We also host a regular lunchtime lecture series where we invite guest speakers to discuss topics in art and art history.