Division of Art

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


York College Galleries

The York College Galleries feature nationally touring exhibitions and invitational shows, as well as faculty and juried student shows.




 Until March 17th 2015, York College Galleries located in Wolf Hall will be hosting the Judy Pfaff exhibit "Somewhere Before" for an extended showing!

The Juried Student Exhibition will be hosted at York College's downtown gallery space at Marketview, on the third floor in Gallery Hall with an opening reception on March 19th from 4-6 PM. There will be a simultaneous salon-style show for other works not featured in the Juried Exhibition, located on the second floor of Marketview in the Coni Wolf Gallery. The exhibition will be titled "The F2C Exhibition" and will be available to view along with the Juried Exhibition through April 1, 2015.

Faculty Spotlight

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.

The Appell Fellow

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."

See Dillon's Exhibition in our Gallery Calendar

Marketview Arts: Studios and Galleries in Downtown York

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.