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Arts, Film, and Music

Fine Arts Studio

The Department of Arts, Film, and Music is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the arts in both Western and non-Western cultures across a host of different disciplines, including Studio Art, the Visual Arts, Film Studies, Music (history and performance), and related disciplines. We offer a critical approach to art and identity through an interdisciplinary lens that engages topics from politics and the environment to health and social justice. Course themes encompass historical and contemporary approaches while offering a comprehensive survey of different perspectives. Recent offerings include: "Art and Activism," "Music and Disability," "Documentary Film and Video," "Global Contemporary Cinema," and "Imagining the Nation: Music and the Process of Nation Building."


The Department of Arts, Film, and Music is dedicated to providing students of all experience levels with opportunities to develop their interests in music, acting, and performance. 

Misericordia Players
MU Community Choir (open to students, staff, faculty, and community members)
Applied Music - Private and small group instruction in piano, guitar, and more.

Studio Art

From painting and ceramics, to photography and jewelry design, students have a variety of options to explore their creativity within the Art Studio.

Arts, Film, and Music Curriculum

At Misericordia University, “All are Welcome” to explore the arts by taking music lessons or studio art classes (many are offered for credit), applying for research grants to work alongside a faculty member, or participating in any number of cultural events that take place each semester.

Minor programs are designed to complement most major programs offered by the University and prior experience is not necessary.

All classes are taught by a distinguished faculty who are leaders in their respective fields. Each year, our faculty present research across the United States and abroad, publish research in leading journals, and serve as facilitators in artistic projects that range from community-based performances to international exhibitions. Visit the Arts, Film, and Music faculty page to learn more about their research and activities.

To find your home for the arts here at Misericordia University, begin by exploring our pages to learn about the many exciting opportunities we offer and contact any member of our faculty to learn more.

Cultural Offerings

The Department of Arts, Film, and Music also contributes to the vibrant cultural life on campus by collaborating with other departments to host performance ensembles, interactive workshops, film screenings, art exhibits, festivals, guest artists, and much more!

Cultural Events Series

Each year, the University hosts numerous performances by outstanding artists and organizations ranging from theater productions and musical performances to film screenings, guest lectures, and arts exhibits. 

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery is located in Insalaco Hall and features an intimate space for special exhibits and lectures throughout the year. Click here for current and future exhibits.

MU Players

Arts, Film, and Music Image Gallery

Fine Arts Art Studio Paint Rag
Misericordia Fine Arts Art Studio Female Student Behind Easel
Misericordia Fine Arts Art Studio Male Student Painting
Fine Arts Studio Faculty Support
Misericordia Fine Arts Art Studio Female Student Painting
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Fine Arts Art Studio Female Student Painting
Fine Arts Art Studio Faculty Support
Fine Arts Ceramics Female Student
Fine Arts Ceramics Hands on Clay Wheel
Fine Arts Ceramics Female Students Painting
Fine Arts Ceramics Male Student
Fine Arts Ceramics Faculty Engagement
Fine Arts Ceramics Clay Wheel
Fine Arts Guitar Patrick Temple
Fine Arts Guitar Sheet Music
Fine Arts Guitar Lesson
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Fine Arts Guitar Lesson Student
Fine Arts Guitar Lesson
Dr. Watson Department Chair


For more information about the Arts, Film, and Music program, please contact Dr. Ryan Watson at 570-674-6309 or email at



Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

MU Players