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Division of Art

Collaborate and create in an environment that will bring out the best of your artistic ability.

Take advantage of a tremendous opportunity to showcase your works in our campus and downtown art galleries as a Fine Art or Graphic Design major at York College. You’ll be taught by caring professors who will be producing their own artwork for faculty exhibitions. Nationally-renowned artists are regulars on campus. You’ll see them in action creating captivating art installations in the York College Galleries.

You’ll also get instruction on design theory, discuss criticism of art, and get a background in history so that when you are creating, you’re doing it with perspective and context. We strongly believe that better prepares you for a career in the arts — we approach art as a profession. By the time you graduate, you’ll have created self-promotional materials, a resume, an artist statement, and a professional body of work. Our selective program requires an application and portfolio submission. Take the first step to pursuing your dreams of a career in art.

Students getting hands-on graphic arts experience with typography at York College
Fine Art and Graphic Arts students get hands-on experience right away at York College.
Paul Rucker: Rewind
November 8 - December 20, 2017
York College Galleries
Amy Boone-McCreesh’s exhibition expresses human relationships through the use of texture, color, and spatial awareness.
Fall Senior Exhibition
November 30 - December 20, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts
This year’s Fall Senior Exhibition features the work of three students, Nick Gorbey, Tori Parks, and Allison Maldeis, in their final semester of study at York College.
Chris Dacre
December 1,2017 - January 20, 2018
Marketview Arts
Chris Dacre’s exhibition will feature satirical work inspired by his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran.
Kate Kretz
Kate Kretz:Common Denominator
January 24 - March 24, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery
Kate Kretz’s exhibition communicates the theme of violence and oppression, saturating the world today.
Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Chaz Maviyane-Davies: Creative Defiance
January 24 - March 24, 2018
Brossman Gallery
Chaz Maviyane-Davies’ exhibition will feature work from his A Word of Questions poster series that focuses on interdisciplinary issues.
Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young
February 2 - March 3, 2018
Marketview Arts
This exhibition features the work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young and the themes of racism, war, and sociopolitical issues.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 23 - April 21, 2018
Marketview Arts
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases work completed by YCP students in fine art and graphic design courses.
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 13 - 21, 2018
York College Galleries
The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition features the work of Graphic Design majors in their final semester of study at York College.
Fine Art Senior Exhibition
Fine Art Senior Exhibition
April 27 - May 5, 2018
York College Galleries
This exhibition focuses on the works created by York College’s very own Senior Fine Art majors.
May 4 - 25, 2018
Marketview Arts
Co-curated by York College Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison and artist Ophelia Chambliss, Generations will display work from local artists of different ages.

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Bringing national and international artists to York. Showcasing our students' artistry.
York College Galleries
York College Galleries are at the heart of the expanding and thriving art scene in York.
Judy Pfaff Artwork 4
Cultural Series
Faculty and students alike have their artwork on display in exhibitions included in our public Cultural Series events. We also bring in prestigious artists to create and exhibit their work, such as Jefferson Pinder, Sue Coe, and Judy Pfaff.
Art CSeries 2015-16 Felch Appell Fellowship
Appell Arts Fellowship
The competitive Appell Arts Fellowship is awarded to a Fine Arts graduate. They are provided with a yearlong residency in one of the apartments at Marketview Arts as well as a stipend and studio space for the artist to live and work in downtown York. Anya Felch (pictured) is the most recent recipient.
Contact Us
Division of Art
M. Ry Fryar, M.F.A., Fine Art Coordinator
Wolf Hall
Phone: 717.815.1752

Melanie Rodgers, M.F.A., Graphic Design Coordinator
Wolf Hall, Room 301

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant

Marketview Arts
Galleries - Studios - Events
37 W. Philadelphia St.
York, PA 17401
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