Internships for college credit are possible through established relationships with area museums, arts organizations, artists, galleries, and design studios, as well as through professional relationships researched by the student. These provide students with hands-on experience and help them establish professional contacts. Certain courses are open to Goucher students at a consortium of institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Towson University.
Scholarships and Awards
For first-year students:
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship recognizes students interested in dance, theatre, music, or the visual arts. Awarded to outstanding student artists, this renewable scholarship is awarded in addition to any merit scholarship received. Selected applicants will be invited to campus on February 28, 2016 for an audition or portfolio review, and interview.
To apply, please complete the Scholarship in the Arts application. Applications are due by December 1, 2015 along with a completed application for admission.
For continuing students:
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theatre.
Continuing students compete for scholarships that are awarded for one year only. The Rosenberg or Wilhelm can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). None of the scholarships can be combined with a Tuition Exchange, or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving a Scholarship in the Arts will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package. Current students may apply for a Rosenberg Scholarship in only one medium.
The Spencer Award
The Eleanor Spencer Award is granted each year to a rising sophomore who has declared a major in art history or studio art. It funds outstanding research projects requiring travel to complete. Proposals are submitted to the department chair early in the spring semester and are reviewed by the department faculty.