Visual and Performing Arts
Visual arts at Lock Haven University consist of two majors, Fine Arts and Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art. The Fine Arts major learns that humanity provides the background for all art. It is the human experience and condition that lays the foundation upon which the creation and evaluation of art rests. A fine art major with an art emphasis features studio experiences combined with a broad-based liberal arts background. Students will take courses in western and non-western art history, as well as studio courses such as drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, arts and crafts, photography and electronic art as part of this multi-faceted major.
This flexible program allows students to select courses from a wide variety of studio art and art history offerings and choose an area of specialization. Students will be introduced to traditional and contemporary art media and content to help them develop visual literacy and aesthetic awareness. Students will learn to appreciate art and learn about the history and culture of art past and present.
The Bachelor of Fine Art is a professional degree and requires a more concentrated and specific art experience. Students may choose to concentrate in one of three specializations. This program is more selective and to be admitted, students must submit a portfolio as part of the application process for admission to LHU. This sampling should include twelve to twenty pieces of work.
Music majors will be offered many opportunities that will develop their love of music. Students will find experiences in all areas of music, from marching band to choral ensembles, jazz ensembles, and chamber music to modern technology.