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.
Fields of Study in The Arts
Art Created, Not Just Studied
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
The idea took flight in the North Museum, next to Franklin & Marshall College’s campus, when Assistant Professor of English Erik Anderson started on the trail of the black-tailed trainbearer, an...Read More
Meet Helen Ji, a sophomore from Beijing who came to America to take advantage of a broad-based liberal arts education. Follow her campus journey from her off-campus resident to the classroom, from...Read More
Novelist and short story writer Caitlin Horrocks chose senior Audrey Lee’s “Indiana, Hotter” as the winner of this year’s Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize. Runner-up honors went to...Read More