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Communication and the Arts

If you are constantly being sparked by creative impulses, this is the department for you. Imagine and create with our professional quality equipment, galleries, and production studios.

Moved by telling others a story? Want to speak to people through your art? Find a home in Communication and the Arts, where you’ll get started right away with multimedia storytelling using our on-campus production studios, or dive into creating art that can be featured in our art gallery and Cultural Series events. 

We know showing off your artistic flair isn’t enough when it comes to a productive career — at York College, we mentor you and give you the technical expertise needed to jump into a career in the arts. Our alumni have gone on take high-profile jobs with the Rachael Ray Show, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, television stations, and more.

Our faculty have extensive experience in their respective fields, and you’ll be able to see their inspirational skills with faculty showcases, musical performances, and exhibits.

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Divisions in Communication & the Arts

Explore all the options within our department
  • Division of Art

    Division of Art

    Collaborate and create in an environment that will bring out the best of your artistic ability. Pursue a Fine Arts or a Graphic Arts focus. Students must submit a portfolio to be considered for acceptance for either major.

  • Division of Communication

    Division of Communication

    On camera and behind the camera. Written and verbal. Behind the mic and in front of an editing bay. Be an effective, powerful communicator at York College. Students can pursue a degree in Mass Communication or Public Relations.

  • Division of Music

    Division of Music

    Highlighted by a dynamic faculty, state-of-the art facilities and three career-focused majors, the Division of Music is entering a new era of excitement and change. Students can earn degrees in: Music (B.A.); General Music Education (B.S.); Music  Industry/Recording Technology (B.S.). Students must audition to be considered for acceptance into the Division of Music.

  • Division of Theatre

    Division of Theatre

    Study, grow, and play with a premiere 705-seat performing arts venue as your main playground. Students can direct their own shows, take courses in costume design and stage make-up technique, and work on set design. This is a program that allows students to discover who they are and what type of theatre artist they want to become. Students can earn a B.A. in Theatre.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 23 - April 21, 2018
Marketview Arts
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases work completed by YCP students in fine art and graphic design courses.
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 13 - 21, 2018
York College Galleries
The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition features the work of Graphic Design majors in their final semester of study at York College.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this concert, the York College Jazz Ensemble will perform jazz music by Count Basie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus.
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The Addams Family
April, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Tickets are required for this event. Please click on the image above for further information.
Fine Art Senior Exhibition
Fine Art Senior Exhibition
April 27 - May 5, 2018
York College Galleries
This exhibition focuses on the works created by York College’s very own Senior Fine Art majors.
Community Orchestra
Community Orchestra
May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Community Orchestra will play classics and symphonic music.
Contact Us
Communication and the Arts
Wolf Hall
Phone: 717.815.1354
Hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ken Osowski, D.M.A.
Department Chair
Wolf Hall, Room 206A
717.815.6655 
kosowski@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall, Room 206
717.815.1354
aaltland@ycp.edu

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