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
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theater, and visual art, Goucher offers two arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need.
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
These scholarships are awarded only to incoming students in dance, theater, music, and visual arts in the amount of $10,000 per year. The FPAS is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient satisfies the renewal requirements, including full-time enrollment, a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher, and continued active participation in endeavors related to the arts to the satisfaction of the department sponsoring the scholarship (art and art history, dance, music, or theater). The college seeks to enroll four FPAS recipients each year, one each in dance, music, theater, and visual art. A FPAS recipient cannot also receive a Rosenberg Scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship, students are required to submit a completed Scholarship in the Arts application.
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Visual Art
Students who are rising sophomores and have declared as art or art history majors may compete for the Rosenberg Scholarship, awarded in the amount of $7,500 for one year. Unlike the FPAS, the Rosenberg Scholarships is awarded for one year only. The Rosenberg Scholarship can be combined with a Global Citizen Scholarship and can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). The scholarship can be combined with a Dean's Scholarship or a tuition remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving an arts scholarship will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package. Students may apply for an arts 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.