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University of Maryland Eastern Shore to Offer Two New Degree Programs

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically Black educational institution in Princess Anne, has announced the establishment of two new interdisciplinary academic programs that will both be firsts in the University System of Maryland. The university announced the creation of an art therapy program and a music production program. The programs are expected to be launched in the fall of 2024.

Art therapy will be offered as a bachelor’s degree with an eye towards a future master’s degree program. The major will consist of a majority of art courses as well as psychology and counseling courses, all of which are offered at the university.

The music production degree aligns closely with the digital media studies program and will have a new curriculum that combines music, business, and digital production while allowing prospective students to learn the technical aspects of music creation. The curriculum will incorporate much of the technology already used in the digital media studies program.

“We really have an opportunity to make our mark nationally and across the globe with the kinds of things we’re doing,” said Marshall F. Stevenson, dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts at the university. “I think these two programs will highlight just the kind of quality education and career opportunities the university has to offer anyone who matriculates to UMES.”


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