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A major in art introduces the student to the basic media of art such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and photography. For those interested in becoming creative artists, intensive study at Lehigh as well as the other Lehigh Valley colleges is recommended; such students can expect to take more than the required number of credits for the major. A major in art may also focus on museum studies or graphic design.

A major in art can also be combined with psychology for those who seek a career in art therapy. It may also be combined with theater for those interested in costume design or with architecture and theater for those interested in set design. A major in art and minor in education is available for students interested in becoming public school art teachers.

The resources of the Lehigh University art collection and the Zoellner Art Center are made available to many students taking classes in art.

The Lehigh University Art Galleries maintain and develop the university's permanent art collection. LUAG presents temporary exhibitions, designed to provide visual literacy as part of the university learning experience. Exhibitions and gallery events supplement formal classroom study across the disciplines and create educational opportunities for the student body, enriching the cultural life of the campus and community at large. The university's public collection of outdoor sculpture, in a variety of sizes and materials such as steel, aluminum, bronze, slate and wood, can be found on all three campuses.

Approximately 20 exhibitions a year introduce contemporary topics in art and culture. The exhibition schedule includes gallery talks, lectures and workshops, as well as opportunities for research in the permanent collection. Experts in various fields serve as guest curators of special projects.

Minor programs are available in art, with an emphasis on studio art, art/architectural history, graphic design, and museum studies. Course requirements are specified, and a list of courses acceptable for the minor is available in the department.

Art Studio

For course requirements and descriptions, please visit the Lehigh course catalog.