Research and Performance Opportunities

In addition to the countless performance and exhibition opportunities available to all students in the arts, Linehan Artist Scholars frequently participate in faculty creative research. Several Dance Scholars perform with the Baltimore Dance Project, the resident contemporary dance company at UMBC. Music Scholars often perform with the UMBC Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and Ruckus, UMBC’s professional ensemble dedicated to the performance contemporary music.

Linehan Theatre Scholars are often featured in leading roles in the Proscenium and Black Box Theatre productions. Linehan Theatre Scholars have performed at the Kennedy Center for the American College Theatre Festival. Linehan Visual Art Scholars gain valuable professional experience through internships at area design companies and at the UMBC Imaging Research Center (IRC), a state-of-the-art animation and computer visualization facility.

Linehan Summer Research and Study Award

The Linehan Summer Research and Study Award provides support to a select group of Scholars every summer to engage in extended and in-depth study with international scholars and professional artists. Specific activities researchers have participated in include: Dance: seven weeks of classes in technique and repertory at a professional studio, in New York City; Theatre: 12 weeks of design and costume building at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Music: violin study and performance at the Oberlin Summer Music Festival; Visual Arts: photography practice and fieldwork with a professional photo essayist in Mexico.

Meet Current and Former Summer Researchers and Awardees
Undergraduate Research Awards

These awards provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project. Students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply. Many Linehan Artist Scholars apply and receive this award. For further information contact Office of Undergraduate Research.

URCAD (Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day) PRESENTERS 2022

How to find & view URCAD presentations

  1. Go to the presenters page by clicking on their name below.
  2. Select a presentation. An icon ()will indicate if it is available in VoiceThread.
  3. The link will open a new window.
  4. Click the play button from a student presentation.
  5. Use the arrows at the bottom of the page to navigate through the slides if there is more than one.

Dylan Chao | “Through the Lens”: An Exploration of Gender, Identity, and the Queer Asian-American Experience | Prof. Jules Rosskam | Visual Arts

Joshua GrayExploring Stories Of Political Activism And Ideological Perpetuation In Black Religious Institutions | Prof. Ann Sofie Clemmensen | Dance

Paul OconeRhyme and Reason Have Returned! The Phantom Tollbooth as Interdisciplinary Allegory |
Steven McAlpine | INDS

Paul OconeContested Spaces: Negotiating Social Norms in Online Fandom | Bambi Chapin |
Sociology and Anthropology

Bella PossidenteAnimating Bouboulina: An Interactive Painting Project | Dr. April Householder |
Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships

Hanna TranSunshine | Prof. Corrie Parks | Visual Arts