Fine Arts and Dance

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts program introduces students to a complex and important area of human culture. In art history courses, they learn how to evaluate works aesthetically and to comprehend and recognize influences of contributing forces (physical, political, intellectual, spiritual) on artists and the viewing public. In studio courses, the creative experience is offered and concerns of artistic activity are made more vivid. As Fine Arts majors, students concentrate in either Studio Art or Art History. Minors are offered in Studio Art, Art History, and Archaeology. All students should plan their program of study in consultation with the Fine Arts program chair. Courses may include field trips to museums and galleries in nearby cities.

Internships are encouraged for all students in the major or minor, especially those planning careers in museums, galleries, educational or cultural institutions, commercial art or arts administration. The program benefits from several campus resources including the Bogigian Art Gallery and the Hunnicutt Classics Collection. An Artist in Residency program helps to expose students to visual and performing artists. These resources are described under the section on Academic Resources.

Courses in related disciplines may be recommended for academic enrichment or career goals. The following courses may be credited towards the Art History requirement: CLS 215 Women in Antiquity and CLS 270 Topics in Classical Civilization.

Concentration in Studio Art
Required Courses:

FA 114 Basic Drawing
FA 320 Advanced Studio Workshop
Six studio art courses
Three art history courses

Concentration in Art History
Required courses:

Nine art history courses
Two studio art courses
Minor in Archaeology
CL/FA 222, 322 Greek Archaeology and Art
CL/FA 224, 324 Roman Archaeology and Art
FA 128 Introduction to Archaeology
Three courses chosen in consultation with the archaeology adviser.


Free ballet classes offered every Monday evening from 6:00-7:15 in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio. Classes are open to anyone from the Chambersburg community and are taught by Nancy Walker and Beth Skroban.

Orchesis will present the Fall Concert on November 14, 15 in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio. For more information contact Paula Kellinger at 717-2644141, extension 3274 or email
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