The On-Campus Experience
The Residency Experience
Students in our degree programs report that the residency times are some of their most productive, enjoyable, and creative times.
At the beginning of each new semester (January and August), you will spend nine days on Goucher’s campus in Towson, Maryland. Despite being a mere eight miles from downtown Baltimore, Goucher is a beautiful wooded enclave, complete with a tranquil pond, wandering geese, and numerous hiking trails. Charming historic buildings sit near brand-new facilities, including our state-of-art Athenaeum, which contains a high-tech library, a public forum, classrooms, a café, an art gallery, a radio station, a center for community service, and places to meet and converse.
Your residency will be dedicated to study, exchange, and discovery. While you’re here, you’ll attend classes during the day on weekdays and participate in additional evening and weekend activities, including informal portfolio critiques, informational interviews, and casual get-togethers. You will also have the opportunity to meet industry leaders, as well as attend marquee music and media events in nearby New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
During the 9-day residencies, students and faculty gather on campus to work intensively and collaboratively. The residencies can be intense, but they are always productive. You’ll get to know fellow students and make professional connections with dedicated, talented people from all over the country. You’ll sit down with the program director to plan or adjust your course of study. And you’ll meet face-to-face with our nationally-known faculty members to discuss courses you’ll be taking online during the year. Each subsequent residency will offer more new opportunities for travel, attending events, collaboration, and experiential learning.