Bucknell offers merit scholarships for applicants with extraordinary talents in the arts.
Presidential Arts Initiatives:
1. Student Engagement with the Arts
2. Interdisciplinary Innovations
3. The Arts and Technology
4. Global & Multicultural Arts
5. Campus Arts Neighborhood
6. Downtown Arts District
7. Arts Residencies
At Bucknell we'll take you on an incredible journey through creative invention, cultural analysis, critical inquiry and visual imagination to help you figure it out.
In studio art, you'll get an intensive one-on-one education in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, multimedia, and video and performance art. Art history explores art from prehistory to the present through classes and unique experiences like the Rothschild-Johnson NYC Art Weekend. The annual Intercollegiate Art History Symposium allows students to showcase their work in a professional setting.
Senior students exhibit their works of art each spring at the Annual Student Art Show in the Samek Art Gallery. All students can exhibit their work at the annual Fall Open House.
The art department and the Samek Art Museum sponsor workshops, lectures and gallery tours with visiting artists, critics and historians.
The University offers Art Merit Scholarships to support emerging artists on campus.
First-year students often join the Arts Residential College where students interested in the arts (art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, etc.) live together and share a common course.
Art history majors are encouraged to pursue study abroad and internships in galleries, museums, and other settings. Students planning to undertake off-campus or non-traditional study are expected to consult closely with their art history adviser and department chair.
Visit the art & art history blog for the current opportunities. Recently, students have interned at:
The Central Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Art History Symposium offers a chance for undergraduates to present their research, hone their speaking skills and share their ideas with an audience of their peers. Talks most often highlight senior thesis research, the results of an in-depth research or independent study project, field work and study abroad, or exceptional internship experiences.
Shani Peters, Bucknell University's first visual artist-in-residence, works to make art accessible to everyone.Read more
Seniors sort out the challenges of developing a body of work for a culminating exhibition.Read more
How do artists and engineers practice creativity? This interdisciplinary course uses digital critique to find out.Read more
Chiwetel Ejiofor is Everyman in a dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays in a National Theatre Live screening to be held Aug. 30 at the Campus Theatre.Read more
The 2015 Annual Student Art Exhibition is a kaleidoscope of ideas.Read more
During the day-long event, 24 students from 14 colleges and universities will give a presentation on their research.Read more
John McPherson '83, creator of the syndicated comic Close to Home, returned to Bucknell to discuss the origins of his comic and his career transition from engineer to cartoonist.Read more
The NT Live season opens Sept. 14 at the Campus Theatre with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read more
Bucknell University will host the fourth annual Arts. Everywhere. Festival Sept. 5 to 7.Read more
Through life-sized renderings of yearbook photos, painting project brings together Bucknell's past and present.Read more
307 Art Bldg.
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