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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
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Lexus Gore '18: The 7th Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition
June 5 - July 5, 2019
Cora Miller Gallery
The Appell Arts Fellowship is a yearlong residency program housed in Marketview Arts. This exhibition is the culminating experience showing the work from their Fellowship year.
Typorama 9.0
June 5 - July 5, 2019
Brossman Gallery
Typorama demonstrates the varied media use and experimentation of our Graphic Design Program. It gives us a peek at students' inquiry.
Yomar Augusto
Visiting Artist: Yomar Augusto
April 5 - May 25, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Yomar Augusto, typographic artist and graphic designer from Brazil currently living in Southern CA, will highlight his large-scale calligraphic hand-lettering and mural-painting.
Brent Brown, art exhibit called Puppets
Brent Brown: Puppets
May 3 - June 1, 2019
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
A brain injury made gaining access to art materials of his choice difficult, but Brown has access to paper, corrugated board, glue, and acrylic paint to craft puppets.
Tony Shore: Fox Hunt
Tony Shore: Fox Hunt
June 7 - July 13, 2019
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Having both an MFA from Yale University and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (where he is now a professor), Tony Shore also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Tony Shore: Baltimore
Tony Shore: Baltimore
June 7 - July 13, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
This exhibit of gritty Baltimore scenes offers a strong contrast formally and thematically to Shore’s Fox Hunt exhibition in our 1st floor gallery.
Charlie Barton '10: MidAtlantic
July 18 - Aug. 24, 2019
Marketview Arts
Charlie Barton '10 produces hand-pulled, limited edition silkscreen prints on Masonite in his studio in Baltimore.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 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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