College of Arts & Architecture

Explore. Create. Design. Perform. Succeed.

Pursue your passions

We are a comprehensive college of arts and design, presentation, and performance, with world-class faculty and facilities. Our vibrant community of artists, performers, researchers, designers, and educators is committed to making meaning, learning, traveling, experiencing, and sharing. We offer more than 30 undergraduate and 15 graduate degrees all in one of the Best College Towns in America. Our alumni get amazing jobs and make a difference.

Engage with the arts

The Palmer Museum of Art, the Center for Performing Arts, Penn State Centre Stage, plus numerous active galleries and performance spaces, foster significant connections across the University, enrich the student experience, and expand the impact of arts, design, and performance at Penn State and within the broader community.

From welcoming world-class performers to housing globally-relevant art collections and featuring contemporary exhibitions, the College of Arts and Architecture marshals the power of art, performance, and design to deeply investigate the most significant challenges of the times. Our invitation is open to all – visit, explore, experience.

The student experience matters here

Our thriving arts and design community creates inside and outside of the classroom