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
Over the course of more than 230 years, Franklin & Marshall College has embraced events that have created seismic shifts in the culture of the institution.Read More
When Salina Almanzar ’13, photography technician at her alma mater, was hired to paint a mural in a Lancaster neighborhood, she first considered the people who lived there.Read More
"My typical day starts down on the Susquehanna River, where I get to steal a glimpse of sunrise in between rowing drills." -- Brandon SchneiderRead More