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School of Design, Arts, and Humanities

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day"

New-Picture-(6).jpgWelcome to Marymount’s School of Design, Arts, and Humanities! Our school has exceptional and creative opportunities for you to design your life’s path. We offer a number of undergraduate and graduate  degree programs that will prepare you for  careers in a variety of industries, as well as  serving your community. We also offer  courses to every student at Marymount. In our school, you will learn important skills related to communication, ethics, diversity, writing, and groupwork—skills that are extremely valuable in our rapidly changing environment. You will work with faculty who value you as a whole person and who will inspire you to value others in the same manner. In our school, we believe in the importance of a liberal arts education and hope to inspire all of Marymount’s students to take courses in our programs.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you design your life’s path!
Dr. Marnel Niles Goins
Interim Dean and Professor



The School of Design, Arts, and Humanities is known as a leader in the Washington metropolitan area for integrated design, arts, and humanities-based programs by fostering creativity, communication skills, critical thought, and an informed connection with the past. Grounded in a distinctive liberal arts core and using active and engaged learning, the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities helps students develop individualized answers to the central questions of meaning and purpose in our communities.


Building on the foundation of the liberal arts tradition, which is fundamentally humanistic in outlook and promotes the formation of a well-rounded person, the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and values to thrive throughout their lives as informed citizens in a global society. Inspired by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary to respond to the needs of our time so that all may flourish, our alumni combine depth of knowledge in their chosen fields with transferable, practical skills, enabling them to work ethically and adaptably in a variety of meaningful jobs across their lives, facing the future confidently. We embolden our students to speak, write, think, and create in ways that improve the lives of others.

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