Skip to main content
Skip to main content

University of Maryland College of Arts & Humanities Home

Communication

From Displacement to Triumph

Graduating communication major Anabella Berti ’21 will use the range of skills she developed at Maryland to support her family's chocolate business.

Read More about From Displacement to Triumph
School of Music, College of Arts and Humanities

A Path to the Performing Arts

Music major Jillian Tate ’21 reflects on developing skills as both a performer and a leader.

Read More about A Path to the Performing Arts
College of Arts and Humanities, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, School of Music, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, English, Art, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

Broadening the Arts Umbrella

New initiative expands offerings; unites arts, STEM and social justice.

Read More about Broadening the Arts Umbrella
Philosophy

Ethical Questions

Senior Flo Ning ’21, captain of UMD Ethics Bowl, touts her studies in philosophy with helping her develop logical reasoning and writing skills and the ability to stay open.

Read More about Ethical Questions
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

$9M Gift Founds New Institute for Performance and Technology in the Arts

Michael and Eugenia Brin’s generosity pushes Fearless Ideas campaign total to $1.4 billion.

Read More about $9M Gift Founds New Institute for Performance and Technology in the Arts

What interests you?

learning about...

a career in...

Whatever your interests and aspirations, ARHU is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities all our students need to write their own stories and chart their own paths.

"In ARHU, you’re learning about how people interact with the world and each other. My goal is to build things that people are going to use. Just technology knowledge can only go so far. You have to understand how people are going to use them to be truly successful."

Ozzie Fallick '14, Software Engineer, Google
Linguistics

"Cross-cultural communication is one of the most important skills that I learned at ARHU, and I use it to engage and inform the community in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean about our events, exchanges and any other information that supports our key policy priorities in the region. ARHU gave me the tools to understand why in diplomacy, it’s as much about what you say as how you say it."

Krystle Norman '08, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Spanish and Portuguese

"I had always loved art, but I never knew you could make a career out of it until I studied abroad in Rome. There, I took a full course load of art courses and learned all about the factors of being an art professional. It was life-changing. Now I feel lucky that I’m doing something that I’m so passionate about."

Laura Sheridan Raiffe '09, Regional Account Manager, Christie's Fine Arts
Art History and Archaeology

"One of the most important things I got out of my ARHU experience is my ability to parse arguments, think critically and see multiple sides of an issue. Being in law school, it’s important to do that—it’s a skill I use every day. Not a class goes by, not a case gets read that this skill doesn’t come into play."

AJ Clayborne '13, Student, Harvard Law School
English

GRAND CHALLENGES

DEMAND FEARLESS IDEAS

The research and creative works of our faculty, students and alumni are setting the agenda for transformative dialogue about the value of the arts and the humanities in the world today.

Research Highlights

What does research look like in the arts and humanities?

A couple of examples to answer this persistent question.

Explore Our Research

Happening at ARHU

#IAMARHU