About Us

We are recognized for our innovative fine arts program, cutting-edge digital design and exceptional faculty. Our faculty are dedicated teachers and practicing professional artists; our facilities are spacious and well equipped. We are an Art School program housed at a Liberal Arts college, combining the best of both worlds. Our students have exhibited in regional and national exhibitions, interned at the Smithsonian and NYC ad agencies and galleries, and presented at regional academic conferences. Lycoming Art students begin their education with a strong foundation in the seven-course Art core, which teaches the essential skills, grammar and history of visual language. As Liberal Arts students they learn to write and think critically in a variety of subjects. In the advanced studio courses, they develop a cohesive portfolio of work. Our graduates are professional artists, graphic and web designers, photographers, art educators, art therapists, art historians and graduate students.

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For More Information:

Seth Goodman
Chair, Art Department
700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701

Website Credits

Website Design: Gabriel Riggs'15
Web Design Supervisor: Lynn Estomin
All images except gallery/visiting artists by Lycoming art students and faculty.


The art department offers merit scholarships for talented incoming first-year and transfer students, renewable in subsequent years. A portfolio review is not required for admission to the art department, but is required for merit scholarships.

To schedule a merit scholarship portfolio review or to schedule a campus visit contact the Office of Admission at 570-321-4026.

For more information on the art merit scholarship and other scholarships available at Lycoming College, please visit our scholarships web page..

Learning Goals

Students who major in art can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Technical competence within a given medium and apply that competency to build a cohesive body of work
  • Analyze visual material for content, technique, and formal concepts of design and then apply that to artistic research
  • Gain research techniques and be able to write essays on individual artists or movements and be able to connect their own artwork into the larger conversation of contemporary art
  • Create a professional presentation of work in a gallery setting or other public space including a demonstration of proper gallery installation and lighting
  • Gain professional practices as it relates to the career of an artist including clearly written artist statements and the knowledge and materials necessary to apply for exhibitions and art related jobs

Students who major in art history can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Gain a foundation knowledge of the visual arts in their historical context
  • Learn a concentrated knowledge of several historical periods and cultures
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of one area in depth
  • Learn art history methodology
  • Understanding of professional gallery practices