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Arts Pathway

The Arts Pathway prepares students to engage with the world by proving the knowledge and skills needed to find success in college, and beyond. Our emphasis on creativity, collaborative work, and critical thinking help students live well and make a positive impact on the world.

From our nationally accredited programs in the performing arts, to our committed and talented faculty in Art, Design & Interactive Media and Digital Media Production, the Arts Pathway provides wonderful opportunities for growth and development. We offer a strong background for understanding global, social, and economic issues while supplying a solid foundation for bachelor and graduate degrees and career success.

Questions about the Arts Pathway? Contact us at ARTSpathway@ccbcmd.edu

Arts Pathway Programs

Art, Design and Interactive Media

ADiM aspires to create an educational environment that is responsive in content, approach, and application to the continually changing technical and creative aspects of the creative fields we represent. ADiM is a unique community of creative professionals, educators, and students who learn and work together as we explore and blend all aspects of art, design and visual communication. We offer quality instruction in all phases of visual art, graphic design, interior design, interactive media, photography, and motion graphics. Our course offerings and programs offer flexibility in both scheduling and content.


Doug McNamara
Phone: 443.840.4423
Email: dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu
Sharon Trumbull
Phone: 443.840.1767
Email: strumbull@ccbcmd.edu


The mission of the Dance program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of dance (from classical ballet and various styles of modern dance to the dance of cultures from around the world); to partner with students in developing the physical and technical skills necessary to communicate through dance and to articulate the knowledge of dance; and to inspire students to participate in dance activities and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of dancers by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.


Tommy Parlon
Phone: 443.840.1127
Email: tparlon@ccbcmd.edu

Digital Media Production

The Digital Media Production program allows students to practice filmmaking, television production and web media production to enter into a range of jobs in media content creation. Students practice digital media production through class projects and create their own content as part of their portfolio. The focus on practical skills and project based learning gives the student the skills to enter the workforce or continue to a 4 year program in film, television and web media.


Mumtaj Ismail
Phone: 443.840.1514
Email: mismail@ccbcmd.edu

Interior Design

Interior Designers combine problem solving skills and artistic vision to create environments that are safe, functional, imaginative, and beautiful. As a career program, our graduates are prepared to apply their technical training and study of design fundamentals and concepts to positions within residential and commercial interior design and architectural firms, facility planning departments, flooring, furniture and furnishing companies, building, fabrication and manufacturing companies, and many other opportunities in interior design related industries. Students may also transfer to interior design bachelor and first-professional master degree programs.


Laura Kimball
Phone: 443.840.4954
Email: lkimball@ccbcmd.edu


The Music Program at CCBC is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and trains students in various genres from classical to pop, jazz and musical theater. Students can prepare for careers in performance or teaching, or pursue a certificate in Music Production and Audio Technology. Performing opportunities abound for students and free performances and/or workshops by professional artists, ensembles and instructors are provided on a weekly basis. We support the student whatever their needs may be: whether it’s working toward an A.F.A. (Associate of Fine Arts) or A.A. (Associate of Arts) in music, or an elective course.


Rebecca Ocampo
Phone: 443.840.4014
Email: rocampo@ccbcmd.edu
Monica Otal
Phone: 443.840.1726
Email: motal@ccbcmd.edu


Our nationally accredited Theatre Program offers degrees in Theatre Performance and Theatre Production and Design.

Students will have the chance to work with theatre professionals in small class, scene shop and black box settings and participate in five main stage productions every year. Students wishing to transfer to four year programs receive guidance and preparation, as well as having completed the first two years of their BA or BFA degree.


Julie Lewis
Phone: 443.840.1538
Email: jlewis2@ccbcmd.edu