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 11/8/2019

Novelist and English Professor Montemarano Talks Truth in...

National news reports about the 1989 racially motivated Brooklyn murder of an African American teenager by a group of young white men, one of whom was his cousin, inspired Nicholas Montemarano to...

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Story 10/23/2019

Autumn Research Fair 2019: Student Explores Taoist...

Deeply curious about China’s culture, F&M senior Paige Alexander spent her junior year in Beijing to engage the language through an immersion program and to research art, architecture and religion.

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Story 9/19/2019

Empowering Musicians to be Noticed (VIDEO)

Brian Norcross is senior director of music & conducting studies. Who is his favorite student? All of them.

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