Following the prescribed studios and completion of a succesful entrance-to-major portfolio review, students are invited to select one of the media concentrations illustrated above. Intermediate 200-Level coursework generally provides media experiences across the curriculum. Students then acquire expertise in 300- and 400-level courses, many of which can be repeated to generate a strong and focused body of work.
Students work with a faculty adviser to develop a media concentration plan beyond the prescribed studios. The student selects 12 credits in additional art courses and 24 credits in supporting courses, 12 in the area of concentration (Drawing + Painting, Printmaking, Scupture, Ceramics or newMedia), and 12 in art history. Students interested in creating a double concentration can do so by carefully working with an adviser.
Select the media concentration links above to find out more.
For Penn State Abington students interested in pursuing an art therapy degree at the graduate level, it is suggested that an Art major with a Psychology minor be pursued, although Integrative Arts may be considered as an alternative option. This will help ensure that students have satisfied graduate admissions requirements for most art therapy programs. It is recommended that you contact the admissions departments for the graduate programs you are interested in to ensure sure you are meeting their specific admissions requirements.