Art. It’s a vital, fascinating record of both individual and collective creativity, one that can reflect and transcend time and culture. The Art Department offers courses in art history and studio art that familiarize students with that record. Students who major and minor in art learn how to critique art, develop artistic talent, and heighten their own visual perception.

Art Student


With a combined studio/art history course sequence, students may concentrate in an area of interest. Students work closely with departmental faculty as well as visiting artists, and are prepared for work in art-related fields as well as graduate study.

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Williams Visual Arts Building


The Art Department offers courses at three sites: Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts, Printmaking Studio/Experimental Printmaking Institute, and Williams Visual Arts Building.

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The strong art community surrounding Lafayette guarantees exciting internships and apprenticeships. Lafayette's location means field trips to museums in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., are a regular part of the curriculum. Visiting scholars, artists, and photographers round out the offerings.

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After Graduation

Whether it's a classroom, courtroom, studio, or museum, Lafayette's graduates use their art education in myriad ways.

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