The Fine Arts Department 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."
Featured Minor Program
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- Studio Art Minor
The Fine Arts Department is dedicated to providing students of all experience levels with opportunities to develop their interests in music, acting, and performance.
MU Community Choir (open to students, staff, faculty, and community members)
Applied Music - Private and small group instruction in piano, guitar, and more.
From painting and ceramics, to photography and jewelry design, students have a variety of options to explore their creativity within the Art Studio.
Fine Arts 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 Fine Arts 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.
The Fine Arts Department 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.
Fine Arts Image Gallery
For more information about the Fine Arts program, please contact Dr. Ryan Watson at 570-674-6309 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org