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Students look at installation art inside the York College Galleries

Fine Art

Challenging. Fulfilling. Boundless. Use a degree in fine arts to explore your potential as a professional artist.

Explore mediums from photography and painting to drawing and sculpture. Immerse yourself in the history of art so that you can understand where you want to take it next. Lose yourself in creating your own professional body of work that you’ll give a lecture on as part of our senior fine art exhibition hosted in a professional, public gallery.

Our Fine Art major is designed to prepare you for entry into a wide array of professional positions: illustrator, teacher, art director, art critic, studio/commercial photographer or independent artist, to name a few. At York College, you’ll master technical processes, understand the role of cultural history as an influence upon artistic expression, develop verbal and visual communication skills, and know the importance of creative and original thinking. That all translates to a more well-rounded artist, with a polished portfolio to help your professional pursuits or post-graduate studies.

Want to take the first, important step in a lifelong career as an artist? Submit a portfolio to seek acceptance into our art program! It’s a requirement for admission.

The Fine Art Exhibition gives students the chance to show their body of work to the community in a professional gallery setting. Download a transcript of this video.
York College fine art students get practice at a variety of art techniques
Master technical processes, develop your artistic expression, and add to your portfolio. You'll graduate a well-rounded artist.

Your future in Fine Art

The life of an artist offers rewards unlike those of any other profession. We approach art as a profession. Our graduates have gone on to work for Capital Blue Cross, Dentsply International, George Washington University, Under Armour and York Wallcoverings Inc. You can consider such careers as:
  • Art consultant, art educator, art therapist
  • Painter, photographer, independent artist
  • Silkscreen artist, public artist, printmaker
  • Gallery owner, jewelry designer
  • Illustrator, and more.

The ideal setting to display your work York College Galleries

Our galleries feature custom art exhibits (street artist Gaia, pictured, created a York-themed mural), nationally touring exhibitions and invitational shows, as well as faculty and juried student shows. In addition to space in Wolf Hall, there's our recent acquisition, the Marketview Arts building in downtown York.

  • Matthew Clay-Robison, Gallery Director

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Fine Art
M. Ry Fryar, M.F.A., Coordinator
Wolf Hall, Room 318A
Phone: 717.815.1752
Contact for appt.

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant

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

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