College of Arts and Sciences

Art and Design

Arcadia University has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1970. The Art and Design Program combines the intimacy and individual attention of a small school with the depth and diversity of ambitious study abroad opportunities, offering a unique and rewarding college experience.

We strive to provide a learning environment that fosters creativity, analytical thinking, critical discourse and innovation.

About Us

Offering Bachelor's-level programs with 12 art concentrations, and a Bachelor's degree in Scientific Illustration.

Our Programs

Our faculty are internationally-known artists and experts in their fields, as well as passionate educators.

Our Faculty

Meet Our Students

“The best part of being an Arcadia art student is specifically that you’re a personality. You’re not just a number, you’re not a face in the crowd. You have really good connections with your teachers and other students. You can collaborate on ideas, and your work seems a lot more personal rather than work.”

- Dylan Matukaitis ’16

Campus Gallery Spaces

Arcadia Exhibitions

A nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area, Arcadia Exhibitions provides the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions shaped by its mission to encourage dialogue among artists, educators, students and the general public about current visual art and its socio-cultural relevance. 

Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program

The ARC Exhibition Program provides visual programming derived from the creative and intellectual endeavors of the greater University community. The exhibitions produced represent an alternative to the traditional modes of presenting academic research. 

Art and Design News

Read stories and news from the Department of Art and Design

Jeanine Barnes ’18 discusses the process behind creating visual identities for Art and Design and the art galleries.

Creating Visual Identities

This spring, Arcadia students and adjunct professor David Guinn are creating a public art project at the Glenside Train Station.

Mural Transformation

Professor Karen Misher shares her recent experience as a student learning new stone setting skills.

Attending Jewelers School

Digital Fabrication major Morgan Smith ’19 designs 3D-printed sensory objects for the autism community.

The Best Part of My Major

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Department of Art and Design

Art and Design
Benton Spruance Art Center