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The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State is a complete arts community including academic programs and museum and performing arts units serving the University and beyond. It is a professional college committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines.
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 1,600 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.
Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture proudly serves as one of the major cultural centers between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.