Explore your love of art

Enjoy the freedom to develop as an artist — while covered in paint or behind the camera — with our studio art major.


In a world where every business has a digital media presence, photography experience is resume gold.

This popular minor perfectly complements our nationally recognized graphic design major or any of our 100-plus programs.

We don’t just teach the newest digital techniques. We’re one of few schools that still teach traditional black-and-white film photography — an old-school process requiring patience and discipline that will help you appreciate the fundamentals that carry over to digital media.

You’ll get extensive training in traditional and digital darkrooms with access to our fully equipped processing laboratory, modern darkroom with 20 enlargers, Macintosh computers, large-format color printers, specialized camera equipment and professional studio lighting.

Painting and Drawing

Our studio art experience is tailored to you.

Master fundamental skills and become well-versed in historical and contemporary art. Or dive deep into a favorite medium or technique.

We give you extensive freedom to investigate and experiment with creating art, developing your distinctive personal style and building a comprehensive body of work.

Take your skills outside the classroom

Our Lore Degenstein Gallery offers valuable professional experience to student employees. Help hang an exhibition of high-dollar works or lend a hand planning and hosting a well-attended exhibition opening.

As a senior, you’ll professionally mount — to museum standards — a public exhibition of your best work.

We’re often on the road, taking free field trips to visit major museums and well-known art galleries in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia.

Make a career of art

Graduates choose careers in a gallery or museum, or as professional artists, illustrators, photographers, teachers, artists-in-residence, art buyers or corporate consultants. They also enroll in Master of Fine Arts programs.

Our interdisciplinary minors, like arts administration and museum studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.


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Painting and Drawing

Enjoy the freedom to develop as an artist—while covered in paint or behind the camera—with our studio art major.

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Susquehanna University’s photography major is focused on the development of students as artists.

Publications & Awards


North Dakota Horizons Spring 2016, The road that got us there — photos by Sarah Chaffee
Essay, Spring 2016 — KC Schweizer cover photo; Sarah Chaffee contributed photos
River Craft, 2015-2016 — KC Schweizer cover photo; Sarah Chaffee, Jess Deibert contributed photos
Flagship 2016 — Kelsy Hails cover photo; KC Schweizer contributed photos
The Quill — Laura Augustinos, Chelsea Barner, Sarah Chaffee, Michael Farina, Chad Hummel, Kacy Reece, Elizabeth Regan, Marie Schiumo, KC Schweizer and Jordyn Slocum contributed photos.


Photographers Forum: Best of College + High School Photography 2016 Finalist: Yaling Yu
Converge Gallery: Juried Selfie show 06/03-07/16/2016 Matt Cul


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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Amanda Lenig, department head