The practice of Studio Art develops skills in visual and verbal communication, and fosters creative thinking and problem-solving, as well as an applied knowledge of physical materials. Our program combines the resources of the finest art school with the breadth of a liberal arts curriculum to achieve stunning results.
The study of Art History encourages students to grasp and respect the living dimension of the past through its artifacts, images and architecture. We actively engage students in a wide range of visual and material production, through different modes of analysis — visual, historical, critical, material.
Outside the Classroom
Lancaster is recognized nationally and internationally as a region of exceptional historical significance. The abundance of historical resources in the city and county offer students numerous opportunities in experience- and site-based learning. Read more
Guest Artists and Speakers
Guest lecturers and artists are frequent visitors to campus, often in conjunction with exhibitions at the Phillips Museum of Art or special topics in courses.
In addition, we hold a yearly event on campus titled the Conrad Nelson Guest Artist Lecture. Read more
Summer Study and Travel Opportunities
Art and Art History majors may apply for two competitive summer study grants: the Sophomore Summer Foreign Travel Award in Studio or Art History, is open to sophomores who have formally declared their major in art history or studio art; the Sophomore and Junior Summer Study Award in Studio Art is available to declared sophomore and junior studio art majors.
News and Events
"Museums and the Production of Identity" was among the many student projects on display in the Martin Library of the Sciences for the April 14 Closer Look Research Fair.Read More
Franklin & Marshall College’s 2016 recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Professor of Mathematics Annalisa Crannell, stood before the audience in Mayser Gymnasium to discuss how...Read More
Portraits of refugees who found sanctuary and safety within the Lancaster community have been collected in “Where Hope Finds Home,” a photo document exhibit running through April 9 at the Phillips...Read More
From pastel drawings of the marble panels on Greece’s Parthenon in Athens to the painted and penciled works by alumni and faculty, the Phillips Museum of Art presents a fall of fascinating exhibits.Read More