Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art and Design with Concentration in Digital Art and Design, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Studio Art; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Interactive Media Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,496; nonresidents $17,008; graduate residents $8,088, nonresidents $17,016 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Fees of $2,390 are not included in these amounts.
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Scope of Program:
Towson University's Art and Design department recently unveiled its B. F. A. program. All Art and Design students take foundation courses in 2D and 3D process, visual concepts, drawing, art history and digital tools and concepts. Digital Art and Design students focus on digital concepts, design history, design for the World Wide Web, typography, painting, motion design and interactive media. Graphic Design students concentrate on typography, design history, social issues and graphic design, digital concepts, painting and package design. Illustration students complete coursework in illustration principles, life drawing, graphic design, painting, and traditional or digital media. All students complete a senior project.
Master's degree candidates may concentrate in Interactive Media Design, Digital Media, Graphic Design or Illustration. Students participate in studio courses, graduate seminars and art history classes. A thesis project is required. Two portfolio reviews are required per semester.
Towson's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Interactive Media Design may be earned online. The program consists of four three-credit courses in web design, typography, graphic design and interactive media concepts.
A portfolio is required with the M. F. A. program application. At the undergraduate level, Digital Art and Design and Graphic Design students must apply to their concentrations and submit a portfolio after completing prerequisite courses; Illustration students may apply directly to their concentrations when they apply to Towson. Merit and need-based scholarships are available. Maryland residents are encouraged to apply for state-sponsored scholarships and grants.