Opportunities and Choices

At UMBC, students are presented with a wide range of on-going opportunities to develop their arts career skills. Students make critical choices regarding their commitment to future success in the arts community. They may choose to:

  • Attend world-class exhibitions and analyze work by featured artists at the UMBC Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

  • Exhibit their own work at the CADVC in the Senior Exit Show

  • Receive support for personal research projects related to your field, through research awards, travel grants and Undergraduate Creative Achievement awards, from the Office of Undergraduate Education: Visual Arts

  • Attend Visiting Artists & Designers lectures and presentations to learn about art practices and career strategies.

  • Work with the UMBC Career Center to identify and obtain an internship at area firms and companies in design, photography, Film/Video, and other and related disciplines.

  • Work on professional 3D animation and interactive projects and to develop a portfolio of work through the Imaging Research Center (IRC) Student Internship Program.

  • The Visual Arts Imaging Research Center (IRC) Fellows Program is a unique fellowship designed to recognize, reward and encourage students who have displayed exceptional artistic talent and skill in computer technology during their first two years as undergraduate art majors.

  • The Visual Arts Council of Majors, VisCOM, promotes the artistic goals of all students at UMBC and supports and promotes artistic projects. VisCOM is open to all UMBC students and has monthly discussion and planning meetings. The club relies on the participation of all interested students. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/UMBC-Visual-Arts-Council-of-Majors/252611194808000 for updates and meeting schedule.

  • UMBC's Filmmakers Anonymous is a group dedicated to assisting new and aspiring film makers help achieve their dreams. Whether it's writing, directing, or even acting, this club is all about films. Even if you just simply like to watch and discuss movies, this club is for you.