The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program
The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program combines studio practices, seminar courses, and interactions with visiting artists and professionals in order to provide an open intellectual framework to foster critical awareness and independent methods of artistic research and learning. The Fine Arts Department offers a diverse range of studio courses in the areas of animation and 3D modeling, ceramics, design, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. The dynamic curriculum also provides students with the opportunity to thoroughly examine contemporary art, creative research, interactive design and public art through seminar-based instruction.
The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program offers a Fine Arts Major for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, and a Fine Arts Minor for undergraduate students across the university. The Fine Arts program also works in conjunction with three interdisciplinary degree programs in Cinema Studies, Digital Media Design and Visual Studies. Fine Arts courses are also available to all students at the university to take as electives in order to enhance multidisciplinary learning.
The Fine Arts course roster compliments many other programs and schools at Penn. Each semester, a selection of special courses are offered which focus on cross-disciplinary learning between subjects. Past courses have been conducted along side the Netter Center for Community Partnership, The Mural Arts Program, The Department of English; Cinema Studies, The Department of Biology, to name only a few.
Declaring a Major or Minor
Students wishing to learn more about the Undergraduate Fine Arts Major or Minor can email Ken Lum, Director Undergraduate Fine Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristen Goldschmidt, Undergraduate Fine Arts Coordinator (email@example.com) to make an appointment.
For current student information about courses and the current semester timetable, please visit the Registrar's Office site.