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Arts and Humanities Pathway

The Arts and Humanities Pathways programs and majors will allow you to find and express yourself while gaining skills that will help you succeed after college.

From our nationally accredited programs in the performing arts, to our committed and talented faculty in English, Philosophy, Art, Language, Design, and Communications, the Arts and Humanities Pathway provides wonderful opportunities for growth and development. Our goal is to offer a strong background for understanding global, social, and economic issues – and to supply a solid foundation for bachelor and graduate degrees and career success.

Arts and Humanities 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 Communication Studies major is a multidisciplinary degree program to prepare students to enter four-year communication programs. The degree includes classes that strengthen student communication skills in professional and personal relationships. Degrees in communications can lead to many careers, including corporate training, sports information and market, public relations officer, and communication research associate.


Sherry Tucker
Phone: 443.840.4613
Email: stucker@ccbcmd.edu
Guillermo Gibens
Phone: 443.840.3364
Email: ggibens@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

English and Creative Writing

Students following the transfer pattern in Creative Writing will study poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and will eventually complete a Capstone class. Many students transfer to area writing programs at the University of Baltimore, Towson University, Morgan, Loyola, and Goucher College to name a few.


Evan Balkan
Phone: 443.840.4976
Email: ebalkan@ccbcmd.edu

Jeremy Trucker
Phone: 443.840.3887
Email: jtrucker@ccbcmd.edu
Heather Harris
Phone: 443.840.1743
Email: hharris@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

Interpreter Prep

The Interpreter Preparation program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in sign language interpreting. Students will develop skills in expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language and specific technical skills required to interpret and transliterate. In addition, students will study topics relevant to Deaf people and the field of interpreting. Students will experience a wide variety of learning activities to enhance practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. These include on-site observations and interviews, attendance at Deaf-related community activities, guest lectures, video and audio lab assignments, and classroom lectures.


Rebecca Minor
Phone: 443.840.4975
Email: rminor3@ccbcmd.edu

Mass Communication

The mass communication transfer pattern will introduce students to studio production, film history, electronic media, journalism and corporate communications such as advertising and public relations. The two transfer patterns in mass communication are Studio Production and Corporate Communications (including Journalism).


Beth Baunoch
Phone: 443.840.2518
Email: bbaunoch@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


Philosophy emphasizes the use of critical analysis and critical thinking to examine real life circumstances via philosophical theories and ideas to find relevance and application to everyday life. The Philosophy degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Philosophy.


Rhonda A. Amenu-El
Phone: 443.840.4377
Email: ramenuel@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

World Languages

Languages taught at CCBC include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. The study of world languages expands one’s perspective on human experience and is the key to understanding art, literature, music and culture. The World Language degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in World Languages. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Soumaya Long
Phone: 443.840.4858
Email: slong@ccbcmd.edu
Sandra Mulryan
Phone: 443.840.1530
Email: smulryan@ccbcmd.edu

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