About the Division of Fine Arts

Fine Art majors at Elizabethtown College design their own career paths that suit their personal needs, as we offer a Bachelor of Arts degree program that is both flexible and interdisciplinary.

Our talented faculty and staff foster creativity and personal growth by providing in-depth instruction in Studio Art, Art History, and Art Education. We also offer two minors in Studio Art and Art History and participate in the interdisciplinary minor programs in Graphic Design and Architectural Studies.

The Fine Arts Division prepares students for a variety of careers within the field of visual arts. With three major concentrations and several minors to choose from, our students explore diverse aspects of art and self-expression. By choosing Elizabethtown College, you’ll become part of a community of artists that embrace individualized artistic growth and experimentation.

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Pathways to careers in art

Studio Art

Do you want to become a professional artist and sell your work?

Major in Studio Art and get practical experience with a minor in Business Administration.

Thinking about becoming a graphic designer?

Combine a Studio Art major with the interdisciplinary minor in Graphic Design.

Do you want to write and illustrate your own work?

Combine the Studio Art major and the Creative Writing minor or the minor in English.

Considering a career as an Art Therapist?

Prepare for admission to a graduate program in Art Therapy with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology. We’ll even provide you with an advisor in each field.

Interested in architecture?

Combine the Studio Art major with the interdisciplinary minor in Architectural Studies or major in Engineering.

Art Education

Do you want to be an art teacher?

Our Art Education program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for certification to teach from pre-K to 12th grade.

Art History

Would you like to work in a museum or become an art historian?

Prepare for a graduate program in Art History or Museum Studies by majoring in Art History and persuing a minor in a foreign language, Anthropology, History or Religious Studies.

Life After E-town

Monique D’Almeida

Monique D’Almeida ‘13

Graduate Assistant for Global Art History courses at the University of Hawai‘i at Manōa

As a Japanese and Fine Arts (Art History) double major at E-town, Monique enjoyed the opportunities to develop new skills during activities such as language roundtables to practice her Japanese, or job and internship fairs for networking. She would encourage all students not to take your time at E-town for granted. Be involved as much as possible and make as memories as possible.

Art on campus

John W. Hess Gallery in Zug Memorial Hall

Exhibitions in the Hess Gallery and the Lyet Gallery bring national and international artists to campus and highlight contemporary trends in the art world. Students have the opportunity to submit their work to the Annual Juried Student Show and every year the graduating seniors display their work in a group exhibition.

Art nearby campus

Art Museum

E-town students have access to nearby major art scenes in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York. Each semester, trips are arranged to view exhibitions. Recent destinations include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Storm King Art Center and Dia Beacon, the Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous house, Fallingwater.