School of Visual Arts
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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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While I’m still dreaming bigger and bigger, I always think about the incredible foundation that my Penn State education has provided for me.
Devan ShimoyamaB.F.A. in Art 2011
Devan’s award-winning art uses painting, sculpture, and photography to challenge gender stereotypes and confront racial and cultural injustice with a vibrant, modern edge. He has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum and in numerous major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris.
DArt Design Studio
SoVA Ceramics Studio
SoVA Wood & Metal Shop
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.
TUBAweenMusic I 130 Recital Hall
Art After Hours: 3rd Annual Halloween SpectacularPalmer Museum of Art
Guest Artist Masterclass: Dr. Robyn Costa, Alexander TechniqueMusic I 121 Esber Rehearsal Hall
News from A&A
College of Arts and Architecture to honor Alumni Award recipients on Nov. 5
The College of Arts and Architecture will honor its 2021 Alumni Award recipients in an in-person ceremony, open to the public, at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in the