New Degree Program Announced - Spring 2007 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Spring 2007

New Degree Program Announced

Penn State Altoona will begin offering a new four-year degree program in Visual Art Studies in fall 2007.

Recombining innovative and traditional approaches, Visual Art Studies provides students with diverse opportunities for understanding and developing art and art making. The degree provides the conceptual, technical, and professional frameworks needed to be a productive and confident artist, as well as the skills needed for employment in creative fields or entrance into graduate study. Its focus on conceptual skills and problem solving can provide students with the skills necessary to adapt to the ever-evolving art world.

Grounded in conceptual and material techniques in the arts, graduates of this degree program may choose to work in a variety of places including: art studios; government and private museums/galleries; local historical societies; continuing education and community programs; libraries; private/local arts councils; and newspapers/publishing houses as artists, designers, directors, curators, and as part of creative teams. Visual Art Studies graduates can also use their capstone portfolios for entrance into graduate school.

With the addition of Visual Art Studies, there now are eighteen baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed at Penn State Altoona.

For more information about the Visual Art Studies degree program, visit