Examine the marriage of art and commerce, words and images, and old and new media.
Making ideas public—that's how the Klein Family School of Communications Design defines its goal. Its programs blur the boundaries between creativity and practicality, between the arts and sciences and the real world.
The school offers opportunities to study traditional creative forms—poetry, fiction, drama, epic—as well as emerging media, including Web design and video, all presented within a historical and cultural context.
Our state-of-the-art Digital Design Studio lets students learn and practice desktop publishing; image creation, correction and manipulation; animation and Web design. Our Media Lab is the perfect place to explore studio and location digital video and audio production. The Ampersand Institute for Words & Images offers workshops, lectures and other public events that promote dialogue about the present and future of communication. The Baltimore Poetry library, a special collection in the Klein Family School of Communications Design, is the largest single collection of Baltimore-based, Baltimore-born, and Baltimore-related authors and publishers.
Our faculty produce a range of creative and professional work, including articles in scholarly and popular magazines and journals; academic, literary and commercial books; stories, poems and creative nonfiction; advertising, public relations and corporate identity pieces; films, videos and Web sites.
Our students and alumni work in major design, publishing and communications concerns in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.