Student Achievement


Amy Berbert Photo/GD '17
Photo project of Baltimore Homicide Scenes

New BFA Degree in Design
New degree option for designers.

New Video Channel on Vimeo
UMBC Visual Arts channel

Megan Kelbaugh Photography Awardee
Photographer's Forum magazine finalist

Jazmin Smith Internship at Contemporary Museum

Emily Eaglin Film Wins Award
'Future Children' at the Campus MovieFest

bmoreart Review of IMDA Thesis Exhibition
Bmoreart Art's Cara Ober Review

Ann Zamudio Wins Honorable Mention for Short Video
Crabby Clips Film Fest

Animation Program Named in Top US Schools
Animation Career Review Top Schools in the US and East Coast

UMBC's GAIM Program Wins Honorable Mention
Princeton Review's Top Game Design Programs

Undergrad Ganna Vikhlyayeva Animation Competition
Ganna Vikhlyayeva Receives 2nd Place Award from Toon-Ed

Lynn Cazabon's Photo Mural Project in The Sun,0,5837283.story

Feature Story About UMBC Gaming
Bmore online magazine interviews UMBC faculty

Gary Kachadourian Baker Artist Awardee
Gary Kachadourian one of three local Baker Artist Award winners

Carmelo Torres Receives Fellowship
Carmelo Torres, Visual Arts BA ('10) Receives WW-RBF Fellowship

John Winder's Undergraduate Research
Art History Undergraduate Research Project

New BFA Degree in Visual Arts
BFA in Visual Arts

Jon Schube at Games Festival
Jon Schube's Game Wins at the Independent Games Festival

Study Abroad Spring 2010
Apply by October 23 for the Spring Semester
Schwabisch Hall, Germany or Valencia Spain

2008 Alums Produced
HD Videos For Our Website

The Visual Arts website has new video interviews of our faculty and staff, in order to provide viewers a more personal insight of the department. The videos are available by going to the Faculty/Staff section and clicking on each person's name to view their bio and video.

Thomas Desimon and Sam Janesko, both UMBC Visual Arts graduates of 2008 with a Film/Video concentration, produced the first 17 faculty video portraits in the Spring of 2008 under the supervision of Associate Professor Vin Grabill. Sam and Thomas were enrolled in the department's upper-level High Definition video course, and all portraits were shot and edited in HD video. This new technology produces digital videos which have superior visual clarity and resolution.

Thomas and Sam are continuing their interest in media production following graduation. Thomas reports, My interest in video is to treat it like a work of graphic design to yield non-narrative, abstract textures. The application of such works, I believe, is deeply embedded in pop culture and advertisements, and is now emerging in a new art form, VJing; the act of live video editing to the harmony and rhythm of music. My most immediate goals in this field are to build a repertoire of video textures and continue to learn the necessary software.

Sam states I am currently freelancing in the video field and as of right now, have the intention of strengthening and progressing my business shooting music videos, weddings, events, helping film crews, and editing. I try to stay open to all roads as I continue to expand the other side of my video experience, that being my personal time-based art projects to show at film festivals.


2018 Senior Exhibition
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 // 5 - 7 PM
Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture | Fine Arts 105

Senior Exit Exhibition 2017
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 //
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture | 1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD

UMBC Visual Arts at Light City
UMBC Spark Gallery
Friday, April 7th, 2017 //
Calvert & Water Street // Baltimore

George Steele at Baltimore County Arts Guild
Curated by Visual Arts major Victoria Schanken
Friday, October 14th, 2016 // 6 - 8 PM
Baltimore County Arts Guild | 1101 Maiden Choice Ln. | Catonsville

Senior Exit Exhibition
Visual Arts Senior Exit Exhibition 2015
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 // 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Building | 1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD 21250

Lightstruck Film Festival
Filmmakers Anonymous
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 // 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mai Huynh '15 Wins Kinetic Sculpture Race
Mai Huynh Visual Arts Alumna '15 Designed Kinetic Vehicle for INDS Class
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 //
American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore | MD

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 // 5 PM
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture | Fine Arts Building

Fall 2013 Visiting Artists + Designers Lecture Series
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 //
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Undergrad Carlyn Thomas Curates Show at Gallery 788
Senior Thesis Curatorial Project Exhibition in Baltimore
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 // Opening Reception 7 - 11 PM
Gallery788 | 218 West Saratoga St. | Baltimore, MD 21201

Visual Arts Alumna Pilar Rau '96 At URCAD
Pilar Rau to give URCAD Keynote Address & Research Talk
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 // 12:00 PM
University Center Room 312

IMDA MFA Candidates in Juried Regional Exhibition
ON LOAN, Baltimore Regional Student Exhibition
Friday, March 30th, 2012 // Opening 7 - 10 PM
405 East Oliver Street Baltimore, MD 21202

Lynn Cazabon Historic Mural Project
Lynn Cazabon & Undergrads Mount Mural at Arbutus Public Library
Friday, September 9th, 2011 // 6:00 PM
Arbutus Public Library

Fall Visiting Artists & Designers Lectures
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 //

Senior Exit Exhibition
Thursday, May 19th, 2011 // 5 - 7 PM
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC

Steve Yeager Film Screening
Classic film On The Block 20th Anniversary
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 // 7:00 PM
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.

8th Annual Transmodern Festival
Four Days of Avant Performance, Installation, Sound, Film, Mayhem, Ecstasy, and Radical Culture!
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 //
Multiple locations

Daphne Gardner Film Premiere
Daphne Gardner, Cinematic Arts alumna film screening
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 // 1:30 PM
UMBC Fine Arts Room 221A

Lynn Cazabon Historical Photo Project
Lynn Cazabon & Undergrads Mount Historical Arbutus Exhibition
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 //
Arbutus Public Library

IMDA Student Performing at BMA
Andy Hayleck at BMA Closing Party
Friday, May 21st, 2010 // 7 - 10:30 PM
Baltimore Museum of Art

Visiting Artist Spring '10 Lecture Series
Visiting Artists Lectures Announced
Friday, February 5th, 2010 //

Photo Student in D.C. Exhibition
Framing the Economic Downturn at Gallery O/H
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 //
H Street Northeast, Washington, D.C.

Annual Senior Exit Exhibition
Senior Exhibition Opening on May 19
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 // 5 - 7 PM
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC

Lightstruck Film/Video Screenings
Film, Video, Animation at Lightstruck 2009
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 // 7:30
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre, 3134 Eastern Ave.

Senior Exhibition 2008
Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 // 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture - CADVC in FA 105