About the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Welcome to A&A
The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State, located on the University Park campus in beautiful central Pennsylvania, is the hub for arts and design education, outreach, and engagement, where new ways of thinking are encouraged and interdisciplinary collaboration is the norm. With academic programs spanning music, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, digital design, art history, architecture, and landscape architecture, we are a complete arts and design community committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of creators and educators whose innovation and industriousness make a positive impact around the world.
We offer a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as numerous ensembles and clubs open to all students regardless of major. The Center for the Performing Arts, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State Centre Stage, and Penn’s Woods Music Festival – also part of the college – are key organizations in the area’s thriving cultural landscape, offering performances, exhibitions, and educational outreach programs that are enjoyed by thousands each year. In addition, the college’s research centers and institutes help to foster a vibrant culture of inquiry that promotes excellence within the arts and design disciplines, while at the same time leveraging the potential of a comprehensive research university.
College of Arts and Architecture faculty are dedicated to providing high-quality professional instruction to 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 in the “Arts District” on the University Park campus. Learn more about our extensive facilities.
Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture proudly serves as one of the major cultural centers between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Office of the Dean
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Office of the Associate Dean for Access and Equity
Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Creative Activity and Graduate Studies
Office of Administration and Information Technology
Office of Digital Learning
Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications
Director of Development Don Lenze
Director of Alumni Relations & Stewardship Kelsey Knight
Editorial Director/Communications Contact Amy Milgrub Marshall
107 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-2142
Contact: Janeann Lindsay
Facilities + Safety
Financial Officer Nicole Hane
120 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-1434
The College of Arts and Architecture has developed a 5-year roadmap highlighting key goals, processes to achieve those goals, and impacts/outcomes.
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