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Art & Art History

Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History at Lebanon Valley College. We offer a major in art & art history (B.A.), with concentrations in art history and studio art. We also offer a minor in art history and a minor in studio art, either of which can be combined with any academic program at LVC. Click here to download a copy of our 2012-13 Program Guide.

About the Department

The degree program in art & art history was founded in 2003, and since then the department has become a nexus of creativity and scholarship on the LVC campus. We are a dynamic community of ambitious students and accomplished faculty, and our growing alumni network includes a range of arts professionals within the region. Key aspects of the department include:

  • Small Classes with an emphasis on Faculty–Student Interaction: Average studio class size = 10; average art history class size = 15.
  • Excellent Teaching in courses that combine Tradition and Innovation: Our faculty includes the 2010 winner of the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for outstanding teaching among full-time faculty, and the 2011 and 2006 winners of the Neveyln J. Knisley Award for outstanding teaching among part-time faculty.
  • Distinctive Exhibitions in the renowned Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery: This remarkable campus gallery hosts museum-quality shows of a vast array of art work, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • Personalized Advising: Students receive comprehensive academic and career support throughout their undergraduate years and beyond.
  • Ample Opportunities for Internships and Study Abroad: We are committed to high-impact, experiential learning that expands the visual arts education and enriches the lives of our students.
  • Professional Development: All graduates of the program complete a semester-long portfolio course in which they create a catalog and website of their creative or scholarly work.

If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting department, be sure to Contact Us—we would love to meet with you to discuss your future in the visual arts.

Michael Pittari
Chair, Department of Art & Art History
(717) 867-6015