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
• Architecture
• Design
• 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.



Spring 2018 Recommended Course Offerings for First Year Students

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Lehigh in Munich

"We are about to embark on a journey through one of the most environmentally progressive regions of the world. Munich is an inspiring mix of historic buildings and progressive architecture and over the next 10 days we will delve into the relationship between technology and historic circumstances that form the built environment." - Susan Kart and Nik Nikolov
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Professor Lucy Gans


459 Main St Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Congratulations to Professor Viscardi for placing 1st in the Bethlehem House Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Show: Printmakers!.


1st Place: Anthony Viscardi - Day for Night - etching...

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Lucy Gans is the featured artist this month on the National WCA newsletter Pulse and also on the Philadelphia chapter website. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community...

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Jolie Coquette_Alston

AAD alumnus Kimber-Lee Alston, Design'13, TE '14 is the founder of Jolie Coquette. Kimber-Lee is based in San Francisco, CA and recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her "...

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Spotlight: Professor Anna Chupa


Jason Travers


  • Lucy Gans, AAD professor, sculptor and artist
  • Lehigh University AAD - Anthony Viscardi
  • Lehigh University AAD - Wes Heiss website screenshot
  • Lehigh University AAD - Viscardi Tracing Time
  • Lehigh University AAD - Lucy Gans Image