News / Events


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

Senior Matt Myslinski
Cinema Major shows film at Cannes Film Festival

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

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

Samuel Apata Wins Scholarship
Baltimore Advertising Chic Davis Scholarship

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

Monica Gallagher Alumna Interview
Monica Gallagher Interviewed by

Alumnus Brian Dannelly Directs HBO Film
'97 Cinematic Arts Alumnus to direct a new HBO comedy

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

Melanie Feaster at Museum Summer Program
Art History/Graphic Design Major accepted to Summer Museum Studies
Smith College

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

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.

Grad and Undergrad Alums
Win Awards at Rosebud

2008 Rosebud Awards go to Renee Shaw (M.F.A. 2005)
and Scott Mueller (B.A. 1999) with Eric Cheevers .
Steven Fischer (B.A. 1998) won Best of Show.

'99 Alumna
Designed Our Website

Emily Wilson, Graphic Design '99 Designed the Visual Arts Website

'92 Alumnus
Programmed Our Website

Jason Rosenberg, Art History & Theory '92 Programmed the Visual Arts Website

Fall '08 Registration
Advising & Registration


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

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

50th Anniversary Golden Ball
Visual Arts Gala Exhibition and Golden Ball
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 // 11 AM - 5 PM
Fine Arts Building and ITE Building

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

Senior Exit Exhibition
The Array: Senior Exit Exhibition 2015
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 // 3:30 - 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Building | 1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD 21250

Photo Exhibition at Creative Alliance
Simple Stories: The Photography of Robert Houston
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 // Reception 5:30 - 7:30
Creative Alliance | 3134 Eastern Ave. | Baltimore MD 21224

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

IRC Fellows Presentation
Presentation and Reception at the Walters
Friday, May 18th, 2012 // 4 PM
Walters Mansion // 600 N. Charles St.

Alumni Filmmakers Panel at UMBC Homecoming
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 // 3 - 5 PM
The Skylight Room at the Commons

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

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

Cinematic Arts Alumni's Film at Sundance
Michael Tully's new film SEPTIEN featured at Sundance
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 //

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

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

Timothy Nohe & IRC Fellows
Theatre Production features Prof. Nohe and the IRC Fellows
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 //

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

Visual Arts IRC Fellows
At Brooklyn Philharmonic

Believe You Can Win Video Contest
Sunday, April 27th, 2008 //

The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Music Off The Walls concert series at the Brooklyn Museum
Traversing The Mushroom Kingdom
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM
Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium

The Brooklyn Philharmonic Music Off the Walls
Traversing The Mushroom Kingdom program at DROM
85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th), New York, NY
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Exhibition: Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits
January 31 - March 15, 2008
Thursday, January 31st, 2008 // 5 - 7 pm : Opening Reception