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Creative Arts

With LVC’s bachelor's degree in Creative Arts, 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

Explore the birthplaces of creative moments in global hubs of contemporary art, including short-term, semester-long, and three-week summer programs, including in Barcelona, where you’ll explore Spain’s arts, culture, and architecture.

creativity is the top soft skill for career success (LinkedIn)
projected employment growth of archivists, curators, and museum workers 2022–32 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
trillion is the amount the arts and cultural sector contributed to the nation’s GDP in 2021 (
median annual pay for Craft and Fine Artists, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Art Therapy and Museum Studies

If you’d like to specialize your studies within the bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts, 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 is incredibly flexible and customizable. This allows students like me to approach the curriculum their way, and explore classes that suit their interests directly.
Sophia Bunting ’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 creativity is central to a successful career. They want graduates who think creatively. We made the Creative Arts curriculum highly flexible and deliberately manageable so you can showcase your ‘creative edge’ on your degree transcript.
Dr. Grant Taylor, Director of Creative Arts, Professor of Art & Art History

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