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 11/24/2020

Digital Pictures for a Pandemic Exhibition

When words escape us, pictures help to understand events that enthrall the world.  

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Common Hour - The F&M Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble Pandemic Common Hour Concert
Story 11/19/2020

Fanfares for F&M: Student, Alumni Musicians Join Forces

The Franklin & Marshall College community was treated to the sounds of Dvorak, Haydn, and alumni composers during the virtual Nov. 18 Common Hour featuring the F&M Orchestra and Symphonic Wind...

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Story 11/12/2020

Why Writing 10 Failed Poems is Best Thing to Happen to You

A decade after visiting Franklin & Marshall College, poet Jericho Brown returned with a Pulitzer Prize and invaluable wisdom about giving your poetry a second chance. 

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