When we're not teaching, studying, learning or otherwise improving the future of the communications, design and marketing fields, we like to support and provide homes to various projects:
Making ideas public—that's how the School of Communications Design defines its goal. Its programs blur the boundaries between creativity & practicality, between the arts and sciences & 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.
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.