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The College of Arts and Architecture offers more than 30 undergraduate and 15 graduate degrees in a resource-rich setting with world-class faculty and facilities, coupled with diverse arts, performance, and design programs, all in one of the Best College Towns in America. Our alumni get amazing jobs and make a difference.
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Penn State Arts and Architecture is a comprehensive college of arts and design, presentation, and performance. Supporting and elevating our extensive academic programs, the college also holds important collections and hosts powerful performances.
The Palmer Museum of Art and the Center for Performing Arts, as well as other A&A engagement units, foster significant partnerships and 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 and premiere performances 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. And our invitation is open to all – visit, explore, experience. Engage with the arts!
Center for the Performing Arts
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is unable to present public performances by artists at University Park during spring semester 2021, but the center’s series of streaming presentations, Up Close and Virtual, continues free of charge to patrons.
Learn about the evolving lineup of Up Close and Virtual presentations.
Explore the Palmer
In addition to its growing collection that spans world cultures and centuries of art, the Palmer Museum of Art – a leading cultural resource for the region – is providing a diverse array of online programming and events, plus virtual tours and exhibitions. It’s a fantastic time to experience the Palmer.
The Graphic Design program at Penn State provided me with a solid design foundation that I use on a daily basis to ensure the typography, colors, and layouts we develop create the desired hierarchy for the prescribed interface.
Mále RegueroB.Des. in Graphic Design 2018
Mále Reguero is a product designer that focuses on creating intuitive and accessible interfaces. Currently at Book of the Month, she works closely with product managers, marketing teams, engineers, and senior stakeholders. She has designed experiences in consumer-facing products across Desktop, Mobile Web, and iOS platforms.
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Professor of Art
Straddling traditional disciplinary boundaries, SoVA Professor Cristin Millett’s investigations of medicine and its history are integral to her artistic process. Her toolkit of sculptural processes incorporates new advances in digital technology along with established methods of sculpture, such as stone carving and bronze casting. The resulting objects and installations prompt a contemporary cultural critique of societal issues surrounding reproduction and gender identity. Millett was awarded a Fulbright to the University of Western Australia in 2020.
Bach's Lunch - School of Music Voice Area Noontime Concert - Performance Minors & MajorssPasquerilla/Eisenhower Chapel
Guest Artist Masterclass: Dr. Robyn Costa, Alexander TechniqueMusic I 121 Esber Rehearsal Hall
Marian Garcia Piano Competition and Festival: Recital featuring Melody Quah, pianoRecital Hall
Art After Hours: 3rd Annual Halloween SpectacularPalmer Museum of Art
News from A&A
“Sesame Street” and “Avenue Q” puppeteer Rick Lyon reflects on time at Penn State
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? If you ask puppeteer Rick Lyon, a 15-season veteran of the show and creator of the puppets