A York College art student works on mosiac art covering a chair.

Division of Art

Collaborate and create in an environment that will bring out the best of your artistic ability.

Take advantage of a tremendous opportunity to showcase your works in our campus and downtown art galleries as a Fine Art or Graphic Design major at York College. You’ll be taught by caring professors who will be producing their own artwork for faculty exhibitions. Nationally-renowned artists are regulars on campus. You’ll see them in action creating captivating art installations in the York College Galleries.

You’ll also get instruction on design theory, discuss criticism of art, and get a background in history so that when you are creating, you’re doing it with perspective and context. We strongly believe that better prepares you for a career in the arts — we approach art as a profession. By the time you graduate, you’ll have created self-promotional materials, a resume, an artist statement, and a professional body of work. Our selective program requires an application and portfolio submission. Take the first step to pursuing your dreams of a career in art.

Students getting hands-on graphic arts experience with typography at York College
Fine Art and Graphic Arts students get hands-on experience right away at York College.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Appell Fellowship Exhibition: Cody Bannon '15

    Cody Bannon: Appell Fellowship Exhibition

    Cora Miller Gallery

    Exhibition Dates:  June 8–July 7, 2017

    Opening Reception: June 8, 5–7 p.m., Wolf Hall Lobby

    Artist Talk: June 8, 6 p.m., Cora Miller Gallery

    Cody Bannon was awarded the fifth annual Appell Arts Fellowship, a residency program open to recent YCP graduates that provides housing, parking, studio space, and a stipend. This exhibition is the culmination of a year's worth of artistic production made possible by this fellowship.

    Bannon graduated from YCP in December 2015 with a BA in Graphic Design. He received 2nd Place in the Fall Senior Exhibition for work that included a hand-printed book emphasizing his love of printmaking and automobiles. During his senior year, Bannon served as President of the York College chapter of AIGA and collaborated with The Rooted Artist Collective on the exhibition The Shirt Show. 

  • Typorama 7.0

    Exhibition Dates:  June 8-July 7, 2017
    Reception:  June 8, 2017, 5 p.m., Wolf Hall

     What began as an impromptu opportunity to exhibit Typography II final projects has become a York College Galleries tradition.  Showcasing the typographic work of students, Typorama demonstrates the varied media use and experimentation of our Graphic Design program.  Students engage in wordplay, expression and analysis of form, all in a distinctively letter-based way.  Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always with the viewer in mind, students challenge themselves to create pieces that push the limits of their creativity, ability and command of language.  Graphic Designers at YCP are taught the importance of self-initiated creative work as an integral part of doing excellent client-driven work.  Typorama gives us a peek at the depth and breadth of their inquiry on many levels.  

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Art CSeries 2015-16 Felch Appell Fellowship
Appell Arts Fellowship
The competitive Appell Arts Fellowship is awarded to a Fine Arts graduate. They are provided with a yearlong residency in one of the apartments at Marketview Arts as well as a stipend and studio space for the artist to live and work in downtown York. Anya Felch (pictured) is the most recent recipient.
Judy Pfaff Artwork 4
Cultural Series
Faculty and students alike have their artwork on display in exhibitions included in our public Cultural Series events. We also bring in prestigious artists to create and exhibit their work, such as Jefferson Pinder, Sue Coe, and Judy Pfaff.
Bringing national and international artists to York. Showcasing our students' artistry.
York College Galleries
York College Galleries are at the heart of the expanding and thriving art scene in York.
Contact Us
Division of Art
M. Ry Fryar, M.F.A., Fine Art Coordinator
Wolf Hall
Phone: 717.815.1752

Melanie Rodgers, M.F.A., Graphic Design Coordinator
Wolf Hall 301

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant

Marketview Arts
Galleries - Studios - Events
37 W. Philadelphia St.
York, PA 17401
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