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Our challenging undergraduate and graduate programs span Studio Art, Digital Arts and Design, and Art Education. We also offer online courses tailored to diverse learners. SoVA’s internationally recognized, award-winning faculty are dedicated to learning, research, and educational imagination. Visual thinkers, creators, shapers, and educators – you belong here.
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Meliza FerminB.A. in Integrative Arts 2004
Meliza Fermin is an award-winning visual effects artist across television and film genres. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for her work on the television show Heroes, and Emmy certificates for her contributions to The Battle of Gettysburg and American Horror Story. Currently, Meliza works at Fuse FX as a senior digital matte painter on shows such as American Horror Story and Timeless.
DArt Design Studio
SoVA Ceramics Studio
SoVA Wood & Metal Shop
Associate Professor of Art
Brian Alfred received a B.F.A. from Penn State in 1997, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1999. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in locations ranging from New York City to Tokyo to London, as well as group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He is the host of the podcast “Sound and Vision,” featuring conversations with contemporary artists, which recently celebrated its 200th episode. His work is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Denver Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.
PPC Recital: Isabella Currie, oboeMusic I 130 Recital Hall
DMA Chamber Recital: Bryan Jones, pianoMusic I 130 Recital Hall
TUBAweenMusic I 130 Recital Hall
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Professor emeritus Van Dommelen's artworks to benefit Mid-State Literacy Council
The estate of David Van Dommelen, who retired from Penn State in 1987 as professor emeritus of art education, has donated a collection of his artworks to the Mid-State Literary