The practice of Studio Art develops skills in visual and verbal communication, and fosters creative thinking and problem-solving, as well as an applied knowledge of physical materials. Our program combines the resources of the finest art school with the breadth of a liberal arts curriculum to achieve stunning results.
The study of Art History encourages students to grasp and respect the living dimension of the past through its artifacts, images and architecture. We actively engage students in a wide range of visual and material production, through different modes of analysis — visual, historical, critical, material.
Outside the Classroom
Lancaster is recognized nationally and internationally as a region of exceptional historical significance. The abundance of historical resources in the city and county offer students numerous opportunities in experience- and site-based learning. Read more
Guest Artists and Speakers
Guest lecturers and artists are frequent visitors to campus, often in conjunction with exhibitions at the Phillips Museum of Art or special topics in courses.
In addition, we hold a yearly event on campus titled the Conrad Nelson Guest Artist Lecture. Read more
Summer Study and Travel Opportunities
Art and Art History majors may apply for two competitive summer study grants: the Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award in Studio or Art History, is open to sophomores who have formally declared their major in art history or studio art; the Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art is available to junior studio art majors.
News and Events
The 2016 Spring Research Fair features such projects as F&M senior Yayu Gu's study of how the Nazis used a 15th century German artist to promote their political ideology.Read More
Ran Ortner, who stormed the art world several years ago, is showing some of his acclaimed works at Franklin & Marshall College's Phillips Museum of Art from March 22 to April 21 and from May 6 to 8.Read More
F&M Art Professor John Holmgren exhibits his photos of Antarctica and his collabortive work with Nick Conbere, F&M's 2016 Conrad Nelson Lecturer, at the Phillips Museum of Art in January.Read More