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'07 IMDA MFA Alumnus: Exceptional Graduate
Brendan Howell, IMDA '07
Thursday, March 20th, 2008 //

Brendan Howell, IMDA '07, was named among UMBC's Exceptional Graduates of 2007

In the summer of 2006, Brendan Howell was selected from a large pool of applicants to participate in Google's Summer of Code, where he developed an application for visually programming multimedia software. He exhibited his interactive artworks at galleries in Baltimore, New York and Washington, D.C., and, along with other UMBC students and faculty, participated in a collaborative art project with students and faculty at the University of Applied Science, Schwaebisch Hall in Germany. As a research assistant in the UMBC New Media Studio, Howell worked on numerous multimedia projects, including a large DVD research project for Professor David Schultz's Early Childhood Development Lab.

The small graduate program in imaging and digital arts at UMBC allowed me to develop close relationships with faculty who were always willing to give me support and helpful critique. That's something that can be hard to find at other schools. My experience really made me feel like a member of a creative community.