UMD's School of Fine Arts (SFA) offers a range of degrees. Whether you are passionate about creating your own art, interested in teaching art or music to others, or drawn to study and appreciate the fine arts created by other masters, we have a program for you!
Browse the details of any of the undergraduate programs listed below.
From the detail pages, you can also view sample 4-year class schedules for each program by clicking "view sample plan" in the right margin.
- Bachelor of Arts in Art
- Bachelor of Arts in Art History
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (emphases in general studio; digital art and photography; painting, drawing, and printmaking; or sculpture and ceramics)
- Bachelor of Arts in Music
- Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education
- Bachelor of Music in Performance (emphases in instrumental, keyboard, or vocal)
- Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition
- Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (emphases in Acting, Design/Technology, Musical Theatre, Stage Management, or Composite)
The School of Fine Arts offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts in Art (graphic design) and the Master of Music (music education or performance).
- Browse the detail pages for each of these graduate majors:
- Download or view the Graduate School catalog:
- Visit the UMD Graduate School web site:
Interested in studying the fine arts without pursuing a formal degree? Several options are available for community members or students of other programs who wish to explore their artistic interests.
UMD students in any major are invited to audition for and participate in theatre productions (either onstage or backstage) and many music ensembles. They are also welcome to join art clubs and organizations or to register for a selection of courses within each department that are designed for the non-major.
In partnership with the colleges at UMD, Continuing Education provides credit and noncredit continuing and professional education--both on- and off-campus--for individuals and organizations, including evening and Individualized Instruction courses, certificate and master's degree programs, and professional development workshops and conferences. Continuing Education also coordinates UMD Summer Term and provides a complement of student services from registration to career counseling.
Fine Arts Academy, a unit of the School of Fine Arts, is a non-degree granting community school of the arts. The Fine Arts Academy currently enrolls more than 800 students in a variety of programs including Kindermusik, private lessons on most instruments and voice, a Suzuki Talent Education Program, as well as a variety of summer arts programs. Fine Arts Academy music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. UMD Fine Arts Academy is a certified member of the National Guild of the Community Schools of the Arts.