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The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State

The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State is committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines.

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The Penn State School of Music

The School of Music’s mission is to inspire and educate performers, composers, scholars, and teachers in an atmosphere that fosters excellence and serves the global and regional community.

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The School of Theatre

The School of Theatre’s goal is to educate and train talented students to compete successfully in professional theatre and the entertainment industry.

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Across the College
  • Landscape Architecture faculty member Tim Murtha and fifth-year student Chris Frey recently shared their expertise with the Department of Anthropology’s archaeological field school, which concluded this week at Foster Farmstead, a 19th-century...
Student Spotlight
  • Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, and two graduate students, Sarah Daiker and Andrea Middleton, have been chosen to present papers at the 2015 Byzantine Studies Conference in New York City, October 23–25...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art summer interns will share their research on selected works from the permanent collection and present gallery talks on an area of their interest beginning at 12:10 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the museum. A...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen, from June 23 through August 16, 2015. Audrey and Norbert (’47 Engineering) Gaelen have been acquiring studio glass...
  • The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s 2015–16 lineup of 32 music, theater and dance presentations from around the world features eight performances of touring Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” husband-and-wife banjo duo Béla...
  • Dates have been announced for the Penn State engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Eisenhower Auditorium for eight performances. The musical will make its...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Visual journals chronicling Penn State art education professor Brent Wilson’s four decades of journeys across North America, Europe, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Brazil will be on display through Sept. 13 in...
  • In the summer of 2014, Brian Curran, Penn State Department of Art History Professor of Italian Renaissance Art, was officially diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His diagnosis came after...
Research/Creative Activity
  • When the State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT), a local nonprofit housing assistance organization, approached Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture about designing an affordable, eco-friendly duplex for two local families, a team...
  • Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred curated two group exhibitions opening Thursday, July 9, in New York City: The Search for the Real at DeBuck Gallery and BLACK/WHITE at ...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Penn State Art History alumnus and College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award winner David A. Brenneman, director of collections and exhibitions at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, has been appointed director of the...
  • Penn State SoVA alumna Judith Bernstein, who won an Arts and Architecture Alumni Award in 2011, is featured in a solo exhibition titled Voyeur at Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, through July 24. In a recent ARTnews review...
  • "We Are...Penn State!" This chant, for many, encapsulates what it means to be a "Penn Stater"and part of an interconnected community that is recognizable around the world. Now that iconic phrase has taken on a...

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