Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies
At Mary Baldwin, students have the opportunity to not only learn in the classroom but also to explore their fields in a local and global setting.
- Intern or work at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Oak Grove and Visulite theaters, or American Shakespeare Center, like Katelyn Scott ’10, who says: “Ushering at Blackfriars Playhouse and working with many graduate students in a professional environment is the best kind of experience I could ask for. The city comes alive when you get out and meet people by getting involved with the community or by supporting graduate students’ performances.”
- Intern in web editing and publishing with MBC’s online literary journal Outrageous Fortune, a national intercampus publication by undergraduates for undergraduates under the faculty guidance of a professional writer and critic.
- Contribute to various campus publications, including the newspaper and literary magazine.
- Join an organization, such as Sigma Tau Delta, an honor society in English.
- Interact with the college’s artist-in-residence, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar, and Firestone Lecturer in Contemporary Art.
- Study art history in Italy, theatre in London and Paris, poetic traditions in Ireland, religion in South Africa, or create your own opportunity.
- Explore spirituality in the Carpenter Quest program.
- Design a one-of-a-kind senior thesis that could range from a pinhole photography exhibit like the one presented by Maya Honeycutt Burn ’08 to the study of the Peace Pledge Union and British pacifism in World War II by Jillian Hartley ’08.
- Sing with the Mary Baldwin Choir, Madrigals, or Baldwin Charm, or perform with the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra.
- Assist in the management our very own Hunt Gallery, which presents five professional art exhibitions each academic year and shows student work toward the end of each semester and during May Term.