The Art division offers majors in Fine Art and Graphic Design. Our challenging and competitive programs are designed to prepare you for a variety of exciting careers in the visual arts, as well as for graduate study. Your professional faculty and knowledgeable advisors will encourage you to extend your learning beyond the classroom. You'll find support in finding just the right internship or opportunity to exhibit your work at and beyond YCP. An associate degree in Fine Art is also offered, as well as four academic minors in Art History, Fine Art, Photography and Visual Communication.
The York College Galleries feature nationally touring exhibitions and invitational shows, as well as faculty and juried student shows.
Troy Patterson, Graphic Design professor and advisor to the student AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) chapter at York College, is studying an art form that is becoming extinct – letterpress. Letterpress is a form of linoleum and woodcut printing using typeforms. Learn more.
Dillon Samuelson is an artist from Lititz, Pennsylvania who graduated from the York College Fine Art program in spring 2014. He has displayed his work regionally and was the recipient of multiple awards during his time at York College, including First Place in both the 2014 Juried Student Exhibition and the 2014 Senior Fine Art Exhibition.
After graduating, Dillon was awarded the third annual Appell Arts Fellowship, a yearlong residency program open to recent York College graduates that provides housing and a studio space at Marketview Arts in downtown York. The Fellowship gives young artists the opportunity to develop their skills and work with the community, getting a taste of life as a working artist.
"This opportunity is an incredible gift. I expect it to be a fun and rewarding challenge, and am excited for what the year brings."
Marketview Arts houses York College's student galleries, studios, and letterpress shop. It is also the home of York College's Appell Fellow. Here, students in the Fine Art and Graphic Design majors can create and display original works. Gallery events take place on First Fridays (where many events are held in downtown York on the first friday of the month) where the public can view and sometimes purchase original artwork created by students. Marketview also rents studio space to more well-known artists for installations and exhibitions.
Learn more about Marketview HERE.