College of Arts and Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Small, interactive art classes. Practical, hands-on internships and apprenticeships.

Arcadia University is accredited by NASAD, and our Art & Design Program combines the individual attention of a small school with the diversity of study abroad opportunities.

Art and Design

Our Music minor welcomes students from all majors to various hands-on opportunities, including the University Choir, that enrich the liberal arts experience.


Our program goes beyond a traditional conservatory-style approach—immersing you in all aspects of theatrical creation.

Theater Arts

Theater Meets Art & Design in “The Making of Midway”

“I have logged 231 hours for this apprenticeship. To receive credit, one must log only 200, but it’s not over until the fat lady sings—or whatever it is Petite does at the end of our play. I refuse to spoil it for you!

- Ari Kendra ’17, Prop Designer

Campus Venues

Spruance Art Gallery

Arcadia Art Gallery

A nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area, the Arcadia University Art Gallery provides a stimulating roster of exhibitions shaped by its mission to encourage dialogue about current visual art and its socio-cultural relevance.

Art Gallery

Arcadia Theater

The Arcadia University Theater provides professional quality productions that showcase the talents and dedication of our student artists. Productions are directed, designed and choreographed by professionals from Philadelphia’s theatre community.

Arcadia Theater

Contact Visual & Performing Arts

Art & Design

Benton Spruance Art Center



Murphy Hall, Room 116


Theater Arts & Acting

Kistler Hall, Room 13


Art Gallery

Arcadia University Art Gallery
Spruance Fine Arts Center


Arcadia Theater

Arcadia University Theater
Spruance Fine Arts Center, MainStage Theater