Welcome to the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design
Whether you’re interested in producing a painting, designing a building, or exploring one of the many other branches of the visual arts, join us and begin your creative journey in the Department of Art, Architecture and Design. We offer undergraduate courses and major programs in the following areas of study:
• Art history
Our programs and faculty share a common teaching philosophy centered on experiential learning and critical visual thinking. In the classroom, we merge traditional hands-on techniques with digital technologies, complemented by extensive training in art history and the resources of the Lehigh University Art Gallery, our nationally recognized campus museum. All this takes place in the setting of one of the nation’s premier research universities, a short hop away from the museums, internships and professional opportunities of New York City and Philadelphia.
With fifteen faculty teaching over fifty different courses each year, the Department of Art, Architecture and Design offers an extensive curriculum of study, and an exceptional opportunity for you to get a jump start on a future career in the arts. Many of our alumni go on to graduate school, and are pursuing successful careers as artists, architects, designers, museum curators and arts professionals.
Fall 2018 Recommended Course Offerings for First Year Students
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Professor Lucy Gans
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