Student Opportunities

Hours and Location
Mon - Fri:8:30am - 5:00pm
Grace Jacobs, Rm 510

Student Opportunities

Opportunities To Exhibit, Perform, And Produce Works Of Art And To Appreciate The Arts

Networking & Professional Development Opportunities

Students who major in Urban Arts or take classes in the arts will have opportunities to meet artists and performers, to participate in arts activities, and to serve internships in arts venues throughout the greater Baltimore area. Coppin students have successfully interned with such organizations as the Arena Playhouse, the Maryland Historical Society, the McKim Community Center, Baltimore Clayworks, and the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper.

Also, seniors in Urban Arts complete a capstone course, in which they create portfolios to use when seeking professional employment.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Opportunities Abound - Take A Chance On You 

You Do Not Have To Major Or Minor In This Department To Take Advantage Of Opportunities In The Arts!

Exhibit! Coppin’s visual arts students have exhibited their work at such venues as Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore Clayworks, Howard County Department of Education, School 33 Gallery, Eubie Blake Cultural Arts Center, and Coppin’s own Johnson Auditorium Art Gallery and have had photographs published in Nikon’s Best of College Photography Annual. We invite students interested in creating visual art to take such classes as:

  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Design
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography

Performing and Producing

Perform! Produce! Coppin’s dance, music, and theatre students have performed on tour from Mondawmin Shopping Center to the White House in Washington, D.C., to concert halls in South Korea, and a variety of points in between.

The Coppin Choir, Dancers, and Players are open to students who want to develop their performance and production skills, AND you can earn credit toward graduation for participating. How deeply you get involved in any of these groups will depend on your level of interest and your ambition. You might, for example:

  • Sing and learn advanced choral or instrumental techniques by working with the Coppin Choir
  • Dance, choreograph, produce and direct for the Coppin Dancers
  • Act, assistant direct, stage manage, design, or run tech with the Coppin Players

We invite students interested in performing to take such classes as:

  • Acting
  • Choir (YES! You get CREDIT if you officially enroll!)
  • Choreography
  • Coppin Dancers (YES! You get CREDIT if you officially enroll!)
  • Coppin Players (YES! You get CREDIT if you officially enroll!)
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Oral Interpretation of Poetry and Prose
  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Stagecraft
  • Voice and Diction

Increase Your Appreciation Of The Arts!

We invite students interested in attending on and off-campus arts events to take such classes as:

  • Music and Dance
  • Theatre and Visual Arts
  • African Art
  • African American Art
  • Contemporary Art Imagery
  • History of the Black Performer
  • Museum and Gallery Management
  • Music History and Literature
  • Survey of Jazz Music

You don't have to be in an arts class to join us for trips, exhibits, and performances. Exhibits in the Coppin art gallery are FREE, and every undergrad and grad student with a valid I.D. is entitled to a FREE ticket to performances produced by the Coppin Dancers and Players.

Watch for notices in our on-line newsletter and calendar!

Develop Professional Communication Skills

Whatever career path you travel and whatever lifestyle you choose, your personal, professional, and financial success may depend on your ability to communicate effectively with people who are close to you and with prospective employers and professional colleagues as well as with clients, patients, or students. Also, as a university graduate, others may depend on you to interact on their behalf with professionals in a variety of situations. Will You Be Ready?

Build confidence and communication technique as you speak about and debate topics of importance.

We invite students in all majors to take such classes as:

  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Listening
  • Oral Interpretation of Poetry and Prose
  • Speech Communication
  • Voice and Diction