Departments_And_Information_About_The_Departments - The Pennsylvania State University
The School of Visual Arts at Penn State University offers a unique and diverse program of study within a comprehensive research university. The faculty and staff of the School are dedicated to providing the highest quality education for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who wish to realize their talent potentials in becoming the next generation of creative artists, designers, and art educators in America. Students who choose to study the visual arts at Penn State are able to develop a strong knowledge base through general education and interdisciplinary studies, which that they learn to apply in their artworks. In doing so, they demonstrate the creative and intellectual significance of the visual arts in contemporary life and culture.
A professional staff of assistants and advisors in the School of Visual Arts is prepared to guide students in making their own decisions about their majors and any career interests that they may want to develop and pursue upon completing their baccalaureate years. Those students pursuing a career in fine arts can select from areas of study in the School's Studio Program-Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, New Media, or Photography. And, those students who are interested in being certified to teach art in K-12 classrooms or developing careers in museums, galleries, and other visual arts institutions, can select one of these options in the School's Art Education Program.
The faculty of the School consists of professional artists, designers, and art educators who are leaders in their respective areas of research and creative work. Their interest and desire is to educate students in creating exciting and thought provoking ideas and images that respond to the world in which they live. In doing so, they believe that making art enables a significant form of creative and intellectual development in students. The School of Visual Arts at Penn State plays an important role in the general education of Penn State students and it provides diverse opportunities for the professional education of artists, designers, and art educators. We invite you to consider these opportunities as you browse through our website.
< Back to college profile