Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts


Students crouching with a camera in a brightly lit room filled with photographs of closeup angles of eyes

Students in Loyola's Photography Program gain valuable experience through an array of courses and expert faculty. The University's black-and-white and color dark rooms give students a hands-on learning experience. Student work is regularly exhibited in the University's Julio Fine Arts Gallery, as well as at local venues. The University's location in Baltimore also gives students an opportunity to visit countless local galleries and study the work of practicing professionals.

Mary Beth Akre

Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

Visual & Performing Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this visual arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.