Direct, Compose, Perform the Arts 

Student actors don't come to our campus only to act in others' plays. F&M student dancers don't stop at performing someone else's choreography. Our musicians strive beyond playing existing compositions. And in film studies, students don't merely critique the films of others.

At F&M, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students who strive also to stage their own plays, compose their own music, choreograph their own dance movements, write their own novels, and produce their own films.

The Arts at F&M

Art Created, Not Just Studied

"Heave(n)" by Chris Alsen '17, Doug Benton '17, and Zach Ezickson '17. Produced in Fundamentals of Motion Picture Production, Spring 2014. One of three F&M student films selected for that year's Binghamton Experimental Student Film Festival.

Heave(n) - Chris Alsen '17, Doug Benton '17, Zach Ezickson '17

Students have every opportunity to learn from the talents and skill of past and current playwrights, painters, composers, novelists and other established artists in every field. But the F&M difference lies in the creative drive and the opportunity to act on it.

The Department of Art and Art History educates students both in the making of art and also in art's historical analysis. Students in academic programs that explore the creative and performing arts learn the history, theory, and practice of those arts. But as part of our distinctive approach, we are committed to taking it a step further. Faculty work directly with students to explore how their art is a "visualization" of values that have relevance and significance in today's world.

The Pulse of the Arts at F&M 

Story 11/2/2017

Dance Teaches Us About Ourselves and Our Capabilities

At the Nov. 2 Common Hour, the Thursday community discussion held each week classes are in session, Associate Professor of Dance Pamela Vail said the art form of movement is a form of knowledge. 

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Story 10/19/2017

Autumn Research Fair: How 19th Century White Performers...

Digging deep into library archives and university collections, Franklin & Marshall College junior Jael Lewis spent part of her summer immersed in the world of entertainment in antebellum Philadelphia 

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Story 10/4/2017

Alumni-Owned Gallery Opens in Lancaster City

Two Franklin & Marshall alumni just opened the latest Lancaster art gallery, Gallery of Modern Masters, at 28 Penn Square. 

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