We understand the creative life; you're at home here. We've been waiting for you at the UMD Department of Art and Design.

In this new version of our site, you're going to see a variety of ideas and approaches. That diversity is the core of who we are as a department: an adventure comprised of many passions.

The essence of creativity is reinvention. As a department, we're constantly reinventing ourselves, learning from our students, our lives and the world of visual culture. We can show you how to reinvent and renew yourself over a creative lifetime.


Liz James, Ceramics

Ceramics faculty Liz James at the wheel