Department of Art graduates have landed at Pixar, Rolling Stone, Savannah College of Art and Design, and TBWA/Chiat Day
Susquehanna's graphic design majors have won more than 100 student ADDY awards over the past 7 years.
Art students have 24-hour electronic card-swipe access to all art facilities

Department of Art

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You won't get this kind of education anywhere else.

As an art major at Susquehanna University, you’ll earn more than just an undergraduate degree. You’ll gain lifelong advantages that you won’t find at other colleges.

For starters, classes are small and the facilities are top-notch. Our department is designed for those who are serious about art.

You’ll learn to express yourself in many ways—and not just visually. Armed with a strong liberal arts background, you’ll develop valuable thinking, writing and speaking skills that will serve you well in whatever career you choose.

At Susquehanna:

  • Access great works of art from one of our smart classrooms.
  • Complete a project on one of the 22 Apple Macintosh ProTower computers.
  • Find inspiration in one of our dedicated painting or drawing areas.
  • Visit world-class galleries and studios.
  • Hear firsthand accounts from top artists and designers.
  • Enter noteworthy competitions.


Art History

Art history seeks to interpret the art of the past and to stimulate a dialogue between the visual object and the verbal explanation.

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Graphic Design

Students are educated in the theory, critical thinking, problem solving and professional practices required for success in the industry. And they develop their portfolios using cutting edge equipment and software.

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Painting & Drawing

The program emphasizes an intensely focused, highly individualized experience in studio practice.

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Studio Art

The minor requires 20 semester hours of art courses.

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The minor requires 20 semester hours in photography courses.

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Art History

The minor requires 18 semester hours of art history courses.

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Art Department student work

Student Portfolios

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Graduate Success

Graduate Success

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Ashley Lynn Busby, Ph.D.

Ashley Lynn Busby, Ph.D.

Ashley Lynn Busby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Art History

Read more about how a passionate teacher helps her students make relevant connections between art history and today’s world.

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