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About the College

The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State is a comprehensive arts community including academic programs in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, art history, architecture and landscape architecture along with the Palmer Museum of Art and Center for the Performing Arts. The College is committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines, along with community engagement in its programs. Barbara O. Korner has served as dean since 2007.

The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Art History, the H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the Penn State School of Visual Arts. Please visit the units’ websites to learn more about the degrees they offer. The college also includes the Center for the Performing Arts, the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State Centre Stage, and Music at Penn’s Woods, which serve as important cultural resources that provide educational outreach programs for Penn State and area communities.

The faculty are dedicated to providing high-quality
 professional instruction to the approximately 1,400 graduate and undergraduate
 students enrolled in the college. They also are responsible for providing undergraduate literature, history, 
and studio courses in the arts for all students at Penn State. 

The college is housed in sixteen buildings on the
 University Park campus. It includes performance spaces, gallery/exhibition spaces, a lighting and design lab, computer labs, special subject libraries, specialized studios, and a stage lighting archive. Click here for a map of the college.

Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture proudly 
serves as one of the major cultural centers between Philadelphia and 
Pittsburgh.

Questions? Click here to submit your question to the appropriate unit.