Department of Art

The Department of Art offers majors in Applied Digital Art, Art History, and Studio Art, as well as minors in Art History and Studio Art. Here, students work closely with award-winning faculty who apply their expertise as professional artists, animators, and scholars to the classroom. Internships, field trips to major museums, visiting speakers, film screenings, and on-campus galleries provide further engagement with art, while grants and scholarships support additional study and opportunities. All three programs are accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Three ways to explore, grow and learn
  • APPLIED DIGITAL ART

    Applied Digital Arts is the newest and fastest growing visual art program at Kutztown University. Here, students work with the latest technology across a range of visual fields—animation, game art, and interactive media—becoming leaders in visual innovation.

  • ART HISTORY

    The Art History major prepares students for careers in museums, galleries, historic sites, arts organizations, and various academic pursuits. Students explore social and cultural history through the lens of the visual arts, reaching from the prehistoric to the global contemporary.

  • STUDIO ART

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art exposes students to a variety of approaches and media ranging from traditional to digital. Following a foundational year studying drawing, design, and art history, students explore a broad scope of artistic practices before concentrating in their chosen medium. Studio art concentrations include drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and time-based / experimental art.

Department News:
Painting of two girls stylized with vibrant pink and puke green, thickly painted in oil.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ARIANNA CASADO

Studio Art Major

Arianna Casado was a second place award winner at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Crosscurrents juried exhibition and was awarded a $40K scholarship for the 2 year MFA program at PAFA.