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Creative Arts

With LVC’s Creative Arts degree, you'll expand your technical artistic skills and increase your imaginative powers. Our program is flexible and hands-on, designed for you to know the technical, historical, social, and cultural aspects of art.

As a creative arts major, you’ll study subjects like ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, and take comprehensive courses in studio art and art history. Channel your expressive skills into our concentrations in art therapy or museum and gallery professions, and gain résumé-worthy experience through LVC’s art gallery. Become an accomplished, career-ready creator.

Learn More About the Program

We’ve designed the creative arts program to be an ideal double-major for any LVC students interested in the arts. LVC’s Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery provides opportunities for studio art students to exhibit their work, along with intensive experience for students focusing on museum and gallery professions.

Two creative arts students studying abroad in Barcelona

Go International

LVC Study Abroad Programs

See where creative movements started and live and learn at global hubs of the contemporary art world. Take advantage of the semester-long and short-term programs we offer—including Barcelona’s arts, culture, and architecture during a three-week summer session.

creativity is the top soft skill for career success (LinkedIn)
projected employment growth of archivists, curators, and museum workers 2018–28
billion is the amount the arts and cultural sector contributed to the nation’s GDP in 2019
median salary for Fine Artists (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Art Therapy and Museum Studies

If you’d like to specialize your studies within the Creative Arts B.A., our concentrations in Art Therapy and Museum & Gallery Professions focus on equipping you with professional skills you can take into your career or on to graduate school.

The Art Therapy specialization provides educational opportunities for students to work with licensed art therapists at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and Wellspan. For Museum & Gallery Professions students, the Gallery Internship Program provides you with on-the-job experience of what goes into curating exhibits and running museums and galleries.

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery exterior

Intersections of Academics & Art

Housed in a former church in the gothic-revival style, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions are made possible by The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery’s membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.

In Their Words

The Creative Arts program at LVC has freedom and flexibility for students to pursue their goals. It’s possible to approach the curriculum in whatever ways suits the student’s interests.
Johnathan Levengood ’25, Creative Arts major
In my art education, I learned to be an active part of my community, speak to large groups of people, be an educated woman in the world, and know my value as an artist.
Laura Roberts ’07, Owner & Founder of the Pink Phoenix sewing and alteration company
Employers and professionals constantly tell us that creativity is central to a successful career. They want graduates who think creatively. We have made Creative Arts’ curriculum highly flexible and deliberately manageable so you can showcase your ‘creative edge’ on your degree transcript.
Dr. Grant Taylor, Professor of Art and Art History

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