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Penn State College of Arts and Architecture – Units and Schools

Wide view of the glass-front Recital Hall and the brick facade Music building.

More than the sum of our parts

The College of Arts and Architecture boasts academic departments with century-long traditions as well as fledgling research initiatives forging novel solutions in transdisciplinary domains. There are town–gown arts culture galleries and world-class performance centers. Each of A&A’s academic, research, and outreach units shines brightly, which makes the synergy of the whole that much more stunning.

Academic Departments + Schools

Department of Architecture

Department Head Mehrdad Hadighi
121 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-9535
Fax: (814) 863-8137
Contact: Jamie Behers

Department of Art History

Department Head Elizabeth Mansfield
240 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-6326
Fax: (814) 865-1242
Contact: Erica Nodell

Department of Graphic Design

Department Head Phil Choo
30 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0345
Fax: (814) 863-8706
Contact: Nina Bumgarner

Department of Landscape Architecture

Department Head Eliza Pennypacker
121 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-9511
Fax: (814) 863-8137
Contact: Diana Nolten

School of Music

Director David Frego
233 Music Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-4421
Fax: (814) 865-6785
Contact: Lea Ann Bloom

School of Theatre

Director Rick J Lombardo
116 Theatre Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-7586
Fax: (814) 865-6785
Tickets: (814) 863-0255
Contact: Judy King
Publicity Contact: Cheri Sinclair

School of Visual Arts

Interim Director Grace Hampton
Assistant Director Steven Rubin
210 Patterson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0444
Fax: (814) 865-1158
Contact: Jeremy Fisher

Stuckeman School

Director Patricia Kucker
121 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Jamie Behers

Two people standing in front of a large painting of Elvis Presley at the Palmer Museum of Art.
Theatre students dancing and singing in front of a bright red truck with neon lights in the background.

Research Centers + Initiatives

Arts & Design Research Incubator

Director William Doan
14 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-5126
Email: adri@psu.edu
Manager: Tara Caimi

Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design

Director Ann Clements
113 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802

E+D – Ecology plus Design

Director Andy Cole
Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802

Hamer Center for Community Design

Director Lisa D. Iulo
05 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802

Stuckeman Center for Design Computing

Director José P. Duarte
Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802

Outreach Units

Borland Project Space

Director Ann Tarantino
125 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for the Performing Arts

Director George Trudeau
Eisenhower Auditorium
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-9494
Fax: (814) 863-7218
Contact: Angela Harbst
Publicity Contact: Laura Sullivan

Office of Digital Learning

Assistant Dean Gary Chinn
Director Chris Stubbs
12F Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7447
Contact: eli-aanda@psu.edu

Penn’s Woods Music Festival

Music Director Gerardo Edelstein
Penn State School of Music
Music Building I
University Park, PA 16802-1901
Contact: Russell Bloom

Palmer Museum of Art

Director Erin M. Coe
Curtin Road
University Park, PA 16802-1901
Phone: (814) 865-7673
Fax: (814) 863-8608
Contact: Sheryl Shaffer
Publicity Contact: Sarah Anne Wharton

Penn State Blue Band

Director Gregory Drane
101 Blue Band Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-3982
Contact: Wanda Hockenberry

Penn State Centre Stage

Producing Artistic Director Rick J Lombardo
116 Theatre Building
University Park, PA 16802-1901
Phone: (814) 863-0493
Fax: (814) 865-3645
Publicity Contact: Cheri Sinclair

Woskob Family Gallery

Director Ann Tarantino
146 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 865-4710

A&A is committed to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines.