Art students at Lycoming College begin in the Foundation Program, a seven-course core that teaches the essential skills, grammar and history of visual language. Students then choose a specialization to prepare for graduate school or acquire the skills necessary to enter a professional field. In the Liberal Arts portion of their education, our students acquire a wide informational base while learning to write and think critically.

Foundation Program

Commercial Design

The Commercial Design program includes graphic design, web design, interactive multi-media, 2-D animation, digital imaging and illustration, and professional internships in the field.


Sculpture students work in variety approaches, processes and materials from traditional as well as contemporary - including metal casting, clay, wood, fiber, ceramics and video installation - while focusing on personal creative expression.


The painting program encourages the development of strong painting skills, an exploration of old and new modes of representation, and an appreciation of independent, personal expression and experimentation. The student is introduced to a wide range of both traditional painting conventions and more contemporary practices.


The Photography program includes the opportunity to explore lighting; black and white and color photography; 35mm, medium format, large format, and digital SLR cameras; and analog, digital and alternative processes in both commercial and fine arts applications.


In the Printmaking program, students are introduced to a wide range of traditional and non-traditional techniques including monotype, relief, intaglio, collagraph, lithography, and screen-printing.

Art Education

The Art Education/Generalist program prepares students for PA State Certification to teach Art K-12, and includes a broad range of studio, art history, and education courses. Students interested in Art Therapy also choose the generalist program.

Art History

The Art History major provides excellent preparation for graduate study in art history and related disciplines, including museum studies, archaeology and history.