All Hands On Deck

Penn State Abington art students embark on a voyage of discovery - to see the world in new ways, make new connections, and invent new possibilities. Climb aboard and prepare to cast off.
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Explore the creative possibilities of an art degree while combining traditional and contemporary approaches to creating art. Develop imaginative, expressive, aesthetic, and critical thinking skills through course, studio, exhibition, publication, research, and collaborative opportunities, while also providing a background in art history and a broad liberal arts education.

Academic Choices

The Art major at Penn State Abington offers five areas of concentration:

  • Drawing and Painting is dedicated to an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach that embraces painting, drawing, installation, and computer-generated image making.
  • Printmaking is work in: etching, engraving, block printing, book making.
  • Sculpture includes classes on the figure as well as work in: wood, metal, molding, casting, carving.
  • Ceramics welcomes both functional and sculptural approaches to the art form,  with work in: pottery, clay, wheel throwing, hand building.
  • New Media is visual art crafted with digital tools with work in: physical computing, fabrication, design, web, graphic, interactive, 3D modeling, animation.
  • Photography combines chemical darkroom and digital imaging techniques with a wide range of camera exploration.

You also can combine the Art curriculum with a minor to enrich your program and give you flexibility in career choices.