Creative Placemaking Minor

The minor is a collaboration between the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (MAPP) and the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU). It is part of the University of Maryland Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice.

This 15-credit minor offers two concentrations, one focusing on architecture design and the other on the visual arts.

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To apply, contact:

Director and Architecture Lead: Ronit Eisenbach, RA,
Professor and Kibel Gallery chair, MAPP

Studio Art Lead: Brandon Donahue,
Assistant Professor, art, ARHU

MAPP Advisor: Jordan Fields

ARHU Advisor: Paula F. Nadler

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of and approaches to creative placemaking, and the political, social, economic and ethical dimensions involved in placekeeping and placesharing.
  • Students will be able to evaluate places through inquiry, observation, research and the application of a critical lens to gain understanding of the complexity, richness and character of places and our relationship(s) to them.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to analyze and consider how design choices and artistic representations shape experience and elevate particular ways of knowing and being that reflect specific cultural heritage and values.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the roles that architects and artists can play in supporting the shaping of human landscapes as works in progress.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a technical and/or artistic skill that advances the collaborative and creative process and placemaking through visual, performative, written, and/or oral means.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to envision, conceive, collaborate, and create responsive works for and with places and people.


To view the current requirements, please visit the undergraduate student catalog*.

*creative placemaking minor courses will be added on june 1, 2022.

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