Department of Art & Design

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LIKE A MOSAIC... Our faculty is comprised of many unique parts. We move seamlessly from the physical to the digital. You will learn to make, to analyze, to express.

A creative life grows out of inquiry, is nurtured through diversity, and strives to engage the world, reinventing and renewing itself over time.

At the Department of Art and Design, we understand the creative life. We aim to stimulate and provoke students as independent thinkers and creators who explore various media and methods, under the mentorship of distinguished faculty who – like a mosaic – become a whole comprised of many distinct, yet connected parts. We can show you how to reinvent and renew yourself over a creative lifetime beginning with coursework that will challenge you and prepare you for careers limited only by your own imagination.

UMD Art and Design is accredited by NASAD, 
the National Association of Schools of Art and Design,
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 2
Reston, VA 20190-5248, 703-437-0700,

March 5, 2018

UMD's Ryuta Nakajima mixes art and Great Lakes science.

February 21, 2018

UMD student inspires children to appreciate the Tweed Museum.

posters hanging at Zeitgeist
February 15, 2018

UMD graphic design students raise money for the Duluth NAACP