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The College of Arts and Architecture - Fall Visit Day - October 10, 2016

The College of Arts and Architecture's Fall Visit Day will provide a comprehensive look at degree programs and studio tours. The day's events are designed so that you can learn about our programs, visit with faculty and students during scheduled tours, observe or participate in ensembles, classroom lectures and studio sessions/lessons.

The registration period for this event has ended.

Schedule of Events

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM:
Check In (Check-In)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:
Dean's Welcome and Admissions Information (Welcome Presentation)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM:
Integrative Arts (Department Presentations and Class Visits)
The Integrative Arts Program at University Park is a multidisciplinary, student-designed degree program that leads exclusively to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Integrative Arts. Students who major in Integrative Arts focus their programs of study on vocational, scholarly, or creative interests in the arts and design that exist outside or across the boundaries of existing majors in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State.
 
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM:
Architecture (Department Presentations and Class Visits)
Penn State's five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program prepares students to contribute in innovative ways to the practice of architecture. Our century-strong traditions of drawing, model-making, community outreach and service learning, and hands-on construction prepare our students to explore innovative models of architectural practice as well as to engage non-traditional means of building delivery, such as design-build and digital fabrication. All fourth-year students study abroad at our Rome, Italy program located in the Piazza del Collogio Romano.
Graphic Design (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

Graphic design gives form to innovative concepts and products and visualizes solutions for today’s complex and pressing problems. Designers no longer simply create pleasing visual communications; they develop strategies and tactical approaches to serve the needs of business and industry, on time and within budget. Our graduates currently hold positions of leadership in design studios, advertising agencies, and corporate in-house design offices globally where they produce a full range of graphic design, including branding, packaging, print, motion graphics, and web design.

Landscape Architecture (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

Change your world at Penn State with a well-rounded education from a top-ranked design program. We develop leaders who do great work grounded in social and environmental good. Landscape architecture is place-making: designing something that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, socially conscious and environmentally responsible. It goes beyond gardening to encompass urban planning, design of multi-use transportation corridors, and restoration of natural places.  Our goal is to produce leaders capable of effectively addressing the complexity of global environmental, social, and aesthetic issues. The curriculum exposes students to state-of-the-art digital technologies, approaches to environmental and urban revitalization, and includes a semester studying abroad in Germany focused on sustainable design and living.

School of Theatre (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

The School of Theatre offers exciting and competitive degree programs in several areas of theatre. The goal is to educate and train talented, self-confident, collaborative, active, and knowledgeable contributors to the professional theatre. With Fine Arts degrees in musical theatre, stage management, design and technology, and a newly created Fine Arts degree in acting, our undergraduate programs give students hands-on intensive experience to develop into successful graduates. For students who might be interested in both theatre and another major at Penn State, our Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies allows students the flexibility to incorporate a theatre degree into their other intended area of study. We are also in the process of creating a Bachelor of Science degree in dance that is the perfect combination for dancers who may want to combine a dance major with an additional major in the areas of nutrition, exercise science, or kinesiology.

Visual Arts (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

During the College of Arts and Architecture's visit day, the School of Visual Arts (SoVA) invites you to bring your portfolio.  Learn about our various academic programs (Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio), meet with SoVA faculty for personal portfolio reviews, and tour our facilities and studios with current SoVA students.  Portfolio reviews and student led tours will be available 9:45 - 11:00 am or 1:30 - 3:00pm.  For more information, please contact Mary Beth Day at (814)863-5349 or mes41@psu.edu.

 

 

 
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM:
School of Music (complete questions below) (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

The School of Music offers professional undergraduate programs in performance, composition, and music education as well as a broad-based liberal arts program in music plus many opportunities for non-music majors and music minors. The School's student-centered philosophy and individualized instruction by the School's fifty full-time faculty provide a supportive environment for students preparing for careers in performance, composition, and music education, as well as for students interested in combining their musical studies with other programs. An Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate program is available for students interested in careers in music theory, music history and musicology.

If you have chosen Music, please continue to the questions at the end of the registration.  Thank you.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM:
Arts Day (Information Expo and Open House)

Arts Day is a student-run event that will showcase opportunities for engagement, service, activities, and involvement in tradition throughout our college. Organized by the Arts Ambassadors, Arts Day will also feature a Student Involvement Fair that will include exhibits of many of Arts and Architecture's diverse student organizations. Come enjoy creamery ice cream, pop-up performances, and demonstrations of the extraordinary talent from around the Arts District.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM:
Campus Tour (Tour)
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM:
Lunch on your own (Lunch on your own)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
School of Theatre - Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) Tour (Tour)

The Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) offers a behind the scenes look into the world of theatre magic. TAPS is the home of the School of Theatre’s state of the art production facilities including full service, paint, wood, metal, properties, and costume shops. Staffed year round by experienced craftsman, TAPS offers students hands-on experience in construction and fabrication of theatrical goods, be it costumes, props, or scenery. In addition, also located at TAPS is the theatrical rigging and automation laboratory, the only one of its kind in the country! An extensive lab that gives students a chance to practice theatrical rigging and automation techniques used in theatres around the world.

School of Theatre Lighting Lab (Tour)

The Penn State School of Theatre Lighting Lab is one of the most advanced labs for the study of theatre lighting in the nation.  With dedicated seating for 25 students, it is essentially a small black box theatre with flying truss, backdrops, stock scenery, and a full stock of conventional and LED fixed-focus lights, LED color changers, and moving-head intelligent fixtures.  The lab has a dedicated computer board and power tie-in to allow for the use and demo of new fixtures.  The lab is used exclusively by the Lighting program for classes, lighting design & technology projects, and as a test location for students developing lighting designs for our production season.  Recent donations of equipment from ETC, Bandit Lights, & City Theatrical have allowed us to expand the capabilities of the lab to give each lighting student unprecedented opportunities to hone their craft.

School of Theatre Sound Lab (Tour)
The Convergence Lab is a full time teaching and student accessible space used for the teaching of sound design and engineering, electronic music, projection design, and show control.
 
The lab has two different complete sound systems installed for classroom and student use  — one for live sound and one for multichannel networked audio playback. The lab's inventory of equipment and technology dedicated solely to classroom use is as large as most training program's entire inventory.
 
As the teaching and learning space for one of only three sound design programs in the world that offers a class in show control — the engineering and design principles behind controlling the biggest spectacles and theme parks in the world — the lab serves as the development and testing ground for the School of Theater's bi-annual Haunted House project.
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM:
School of Theatre - Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) Tour (Tour)

The Theatre Arts Production Studio (TAPS) offers a behind the scenes look into the world of theatre magic. TAPS is the home of the School of Theatre’s state of the art production facilities including full service, paint, wood, metal, properties, and costume shops. Staffed year round by experienced craftsman, TAPS offers students hands-on experience in construction and fabrication of theatrical goods, be it costumes, props, or scenery. In addition, also located at TAPS is the theatrical rigging and automation laboratory, the only one of its kind in the country! An extensive lab that gives students a chance to practice theatrical rigging and automation techniques used in theatres around the world.

School of Theatre Lighting Lab (Tour)

The Penn State School of Theatre Lighting Lab is one of the most advanced labs for the study of theatre lighting in the nation.  With dedicated seating for 25 students, it is essentially a small black box theatre with flying truss, backdrops, stock scenery, and a full stock of conventional and LED fixed-focus lights, LED color changers, and moving-head intelligent fixtures.  The lab has a dedicated computer board and power tie-in to allow for the use and demo of new fixtures.  The lab is used exclusively by the Lighting program for classes, lighting design & technology projects, and as a test location for students developing lighting designs for our production season.  Recent donations of equipment from ETC, Bandit Lights, & City Theatrical have allowed us to expand the capabilities of the lab to give each lighting student unprecedented opportunities to hone their craft.

School of Theatre Sound Lab (Tour)
The Convergence Lab is a full time teaching and student accessible space used for the teaching of sound design and engineering, electronic music, projection design, and show control.
 
The lab has two different complete sound systems installed for classroom and student use  — one for live sound and one for multichannel networked audio playback. The lab's inventory of equipment and technology dedicated solely to classroom use is as large as most training program's entire inventory.
 
As the teaching and learning space for one of only three sound design programs in the world that offers a class in show control — the engineering and design principles behind controlling the biggest spectacles and theme parks in the world — the lab serves as the development and testing ground for the School of Theater's bi-annual Haunted House project.
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM:
Art History (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

The Department of Art History offers lecture/discussion courses and seminars on a broad range of topics, from ancient to contemporary art and architecture in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. Art Historians find employment in teaching, museums, galleries, publishing, arts agencies, archaeology, historic preservation, and historic sites.

 

Integrative Arts (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

The Integrative Arts Program at University Park is a multidisciplinary, student-designed degree program that leads exclusively to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Integrative Arts. Students who major in Integrative Arts focus their programs of study on vocational, scholarly, or creative interests in the arts and design that exist outside or across the boundaries of existing majors in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM:
Architecture (Department Presentations and Class Visits)
Penn State's five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program prepares students to contribute in innovative ways to the practice of architecture. Our century-strong traditions of drawing, model-making, community outreach and service learning, and hands-on construction prepare our students to explore innovative models of architectural practice as well as to engage non-traditional means of building delivery, such as design-build and digital fabrication. All fourth-year students study abroad at our Rome, Italy program located in the Piazza del Collogio Romano.
Graphic Design (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Graphic design gives form to innovative concepts and products and visualizes solutions for today’s complex and pressing problems. Designers no longer simply create pleasing visual communications; they develop strategies and tactical approaches to serve the needs of business and industry, on time and within budget. Our graduates currently hold positions of leadership in design studios, advertising agencies, and corporate in-house design offices globally where they produce a full range of graphic design, including branding, packaging, print, motion graphics, and web design.

Landscape Architecture (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

Change your world at Penn State with a well-rounded education from a top-ranked design program. We develop leaders who do great work grounded in social and environmental good. Landscape architecture is place-making: designing something that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, socially conscious and environmentally responsible. It goes beyond gardening to encompass urban planning, design of multi-use transportation corridors, and restoration of natural places.  Our goal is to produce leaders capable of effectively addressing the complexity of global environmental, social, and aesthetic issues. The curriculum exposes students to state-of-the-art digital technologies, approaches to environmental and urban revitalization, and includes a semester studying abroad in Germany focused on sustainable design and living.

School of Theatre (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

The School of Theatre offers exciting and competitive degree programs in several areas of theatre. The goal is to educate and train talented, self-confident, collaborative, active, and knowledgeable contributors to the professional theatre. With Fine Arts degrees in musical theatre, stage management, design and technology, and a newly created Fine Arts degree in acting, our undergraduate programs give students hands-on intensive experience to develop into successful graduates. For students who might be interested in both theatre and another major at Penn State, our Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies allows students the flexibility to incorporate a theatre degree into their other intended area of study. We are also in the process of creating a Bachelor of Science degree in dance that is the perfect combination for dancers who may want to combine a dance major with an additional major in the areas of nutrition, exercise science, or kinesiology.

Visual Arts (Department Presentations and Class Visits)

During the College of Arts and Architecture's visit day, the School of Visual Arts (SoVA) invites you to bring your portfolio.  Learn about our various academic programs (Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio), meet with SoVA faculty for personal portfolio reviews, and tour our facilities and studios with current SoVA students.  Portfolio reviews and student led tours will be available 9:45 - 11:00 am or 1:30 - 3:00pm.  For more information, please contact Mary Beth Day at (814)863-5349 or mes41@psu.edu.