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

Films by F&M students

The Film & Media Studies program at Franklin & Marshall College teaches media production and film and media scholarship, within the context of a well-rounded liberal arts education. This channel features work by F&M students. 

browse student films

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 10/19/2018

Common Hour Speakers View Art as Salve for Divided Nation

At the core of poet Robert Schultz and photographer Binh Danh’s art is the power to create empathy from memory. The artists spoke to the audience attending Franklin & Marshall College’s Common Hour,...

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Story 10/19/2018

‘Our Country’s Good’ Examines Redeeming Humanity Through Art

Convicts in late 18th-century England, sent to a new penal colony on the far side of the world, faced a brutal life until the commander of the fleet of ships that transported them had another idea...

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Story 8/3/2018

Forced Migration and the Idea of Home

As an archaeologist and architectural historian, Associate Professor of Art History Kostis Kourelis studies the way places tell stories of people. In summer 2016, the Franklin & Marshall College...

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