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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.

Kate Kretz
Kate Kretz:Common Denominator
January 24 - March 24, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery
Kate Kretz’s exhibition communicates the theme of violence and oppression, saturating the world today.
Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Chaz Maviyane-Davies: Creative Defiance
January 24 - March 24, 2018
Brossman Gallery
Chaz Maviyane-Davies’ exhibition will feature work from his A Word of Questions poster series that focuses on interdisciplinary issues.
Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young
February 2 - March 3, 2018
Marketview Arts
This exhibition features the work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young and the themes of racism, war, and sociopolitical issues.
Singing Sergants
U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants
February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants are a military chorus of the U.S. Air Force.
Ashraf Sewailam
Ashraf Sewailam
March 18 at 3 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
This concert will feature Ashraf Sewailam’s many talents with pianist Kenneth Osowski. This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
Red Velvet
Red Velvet
March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.
March 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
In 1833, the first African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, is given the opportunity to tackle the title role in Othello. Lolita Chakrabarti’s play examines what happens next.
Chamber Players
York Chamber Players: Appalachian Spring
March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this recital, The York Chamber Players will perform Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
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.
York College Rock Band: The Beatles
York College Rock Band
April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band will be performing Beatles music and classic rock.
The Woman In Black
The Woman in Black
April 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.
April 14 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
Susan Hill’s acclaimed Gothic horror novel, comes alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s chilling adaptation. This two-person ghost story will have audiences jumping out of their seats.
Chamber Voices
Chamber Voices
April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In this concert, the Chamber Singers, Voca Bella, Rhapsody, and Enharmonix will be performing traditional and pop music.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family
April, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
In this production of The Addams Family, Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a ‘normal’ man and asks her father not to tell Morticia.
Contact Us
Communication and the Arts
Wolf Hall
Phone: 717.815.1354
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ken Osowski, D.M.A.
Department Chair
Wolf Hall, Room 206A

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall, Room 206

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