Art & Performance

Take Your Talents to the Next Level

Take your talents in visual or performing arts to the next level by pursuing one of the many Arts and Performance majors at Marywood University. With many benefits of a large school within a small university setting, you’ll get personal attention and numerous opportunities to do what you do best from Day One. Whatever your goals—pursuing a traditional creative arts career, obtaining further graduate study, teaching the next generation of artists and performers, taking a more corporate or technical approach, or using the arts to heal or advocate for others—you’ll find your fit at Marywood.

3-Dimensional Studio Arts

3-Dimensional Studio Arts

Fire Up Your Future as a Professional Artist with a BFA Degree in 3-Dimensional Studio Arts

Pursuing study in 3-Dimensional Studio Arts combines the disciplines of Sculpture and Ceramics, suitable for the student who wishes to embark on a creative career path that explores both 3D art forms. This track, which leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, also includes courses in Digital Design, Drawing, Art History, and Painting, along with 3D Studio Electives, so students can truly shape the kind of degree program they want in pursuit of a career as a professional artist.

Students will get a foundation in 3D design with a focus on the clay medium, as well as a thorough examination of 3D forms and space that emphasize traditional and highly technical skills found in the study of sculpture. Courses demand a high level of creativity and professionalism.

Students will have access to modern, beautiful facilities that allow them to tap into their creativity. Marywood's fully equipped ceramics studio features personal workspaces and is equipped with kickwheels, electric wheels, a slab roller, a clay extruder, a clay mixer. It's accessible seven days a week, from morning to evening, to all enrolled students. Our metalworking facilities, in particular, are highly developed and include a state-of-the-art physical plant. Our foundry is equipped for bronze and aluminum casting, resin bonded sand, and investment mold making.

  • Rigorous program, demanding a high level of creativity
  • A comprehensive study of 3D art forms
  • Fully equipped studio facilities
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Architecture

Architecture

Design Your Future with Degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design

Marywood University's renowned School of Architecture emphasizes disciplinary knowledge within a broad liberal arts framework, including a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. Whatever your concentration, a bachelor’s degree in architecture opens the door for many job opportunities, including Architect, Design Project Manager; Drafter; Project Designer; Project Manager; Lead Designer; Schematic Drafter; Project Coordinator; Model Maker, and more.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

The professional undergraduate degree program in Architecture, the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), is a five-year program that prepares students for immediate entry into the field of architecture. It is intended for students who will pursue a career as a licensed architect or advanced study in the field of architecture. This accredited degree option focuses on acquiring the skills needed to be eligible to become a licensed architect, such as designing buildings and understanding their impact on physical, aesthetic, social, and ecological environments.

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (B.E.D.A.)

The B.E.D.A. is a pre-professional degree that follows the first four years of the B.Arch. curriculum but with the option to substitute some advanced, professionally-oriented courses with courses from other areas of the curriculum or other university course offerings.

  • In combination with the core curriculum, architecture students benefit from the professional course requirements
  • Ten design studios
  • Continuous exploration and synthesis
  • Architecture topics in structures, environmental science, building systems, and other areas of building technology
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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Encourage the Artistic & Therapeutic Process with an Art Therapy Degree

The Art Therapy curriculum is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in a vocation that includes both a commitment to art-making and a commitment to serving others. Students are introduced to the human service profession of art therapy on a pre-professional level. While master's level art therapy training is focused on readiness for professional practice, undergraduate training differs by assisting the student in developing a strong base of necessary studio skills and knowledge of the behavioral and social sciences.

A rewarding career to embark on, the employment outlook for art therapist is expected to grow as fast as or faster than the average. Additionally, students complete an art therapy internship under supervision of an art therapy professional. This experience serves as important exposure to the actual nature of the art therapy process.

  • Commitment to art-making and serving others
  • Emphasizes the healing and therapeutic qualities of art
  • Internships in mental health, medical, educational, and studio settings

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Create a Healing Process for Others with a Master's Degree in Art Therapy

Marywood University’s high quality 60-credit Master’s degree in Art Therapy prepares its students through an “art-based’ approach. The course of study combines art therapy theory and technique, psychology, clinical practicum and supervision, and personal artistic involvement to provide the learner with a thorough and rich educational experience. Our students enter the job market as competent art therapists who work in health care facilities, residential facilities such as long-term care and assisted living, educational settings, and private practice.

  • The Marywood University Graduate Art Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.

  • Prepare for ATR registration, National Board Certification, PA LPC Licensure

Proud of Our Program!

  • The Retention Rate for students in the 2019-2021 cohort has been 100%.
  • On a recent survey, 87.5% of our Graduates reported that they were employed as Art Therapists within the first year of graduation.
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      Arts Administration

      Arts Administration

      Launch Your Career in the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration

      A cooperative program with the Business, Music, and Communication Arts Departments, a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration is for students who have a strong affinity for visual arts and who plan to work in arts management. Combining a dual foundation in both art and business, an Arts Administration degree provides students with historical, experiential, practical, critical, and aesthetic information. Arts Administrators run arts programs that cover a wide range of areas including painting, photography, dance, and opera, to name just a few.

      • Acquire skills for leadership roles in the industry for museums, non-profit organization, government agencies, and more.
      • Hands-on experience
      • Curate an exhibition
      • Courses in business and managerial science, art history, studio arts, gallery, historic preservation, and more
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      Ceramics Studio Arts

      Ceramics Studio Arts

      Shape Your Success with a Master of Arts Degree in Ceramics 

      The Master of Arts degree in Ceramics is a 36-credit program designed to provide professional emphasis for persons with an intense commitment to their art who intend to become serious professional artists and/or would like to teach.

      The 3-D concentration in Ceramics tasks you with becoming an articulate, self-aware, and directed fine artist. Working within a small community of peers, you will gain creative insight in discussing your own visual discoveries with the work and ideas of others in regular critique and review. This is a residency program, so you should expect to graduate with a MA in Studio Arts degree with two years of concentrated study.

      • 36-credit residency program for committed artists
      • Develop conceptual/technical skills a professional artist
      • Build a body of work for a graduate exhibition
      • Earn a Master of Arts degree within two years

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      Film, TV, Digital Production

      Film, TV, Digital Production

      Call the Shots with a Multimedia Communication Degree in Film, TV, and Digital Production

      If you are interested in a career in digital production, look no further. Our degree program is designed to give you the versatile skills and knowledge you need to work in television, film, radio, and online media, as well as to work in digital audio and video production within these industries. With a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, you get the attention necessary to truly become a digital media production master.

      Marywood’s bachelor’s degree program in Multimedia Communication covers a wide range of skills from #DayOne and prepares students for careers in film, TV, media management, production, health, or corporate communications. Get the hands-on experience you need by working at Marywood’s on-campus radio station, VMFM-91.7,TV-Marywood, or The Wood Word.

      • VMFM-91.7 »
      • TV-Marywood »
      • The Wood Word »
      • PRSSA »
      • Learn the versatile skills and knowledge you need for this specialized field

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      Graphic Design and Illustration Visual Arts

      Graphic Design and Illustration Visual Arts

      How Do You Create Success? With an MFA in Visual Arts from Marywood!

      This low-residency 60-credit Master of Fine Arts degree is specifically designed for working art directors, designers, illustrators, new media artists, and art educators, who have to budget their time and resources carefully, while continuing with their full-time occupations. While production and technical skills are stressed, the thrust of our program is on creativity and concept.

      You can earn your MFA degree in just three years, through four, two-week summer sessions at Marywood, six study tours, and independent work. One-third (20 credits) are delivered through independent, creative, problem-solving experiences and individual strategies for marketing your art. Two-thirds (40 credits) are conducted through lectures, classes, and tutorials. The MFA is the terminal degree to teach at universities nationally. Tracks within the program include children’s books and sequential art.

      Working directly with designers and illustrators in the industry is the best way to improve your own work. Our MFA program offers personal, hands-on training from prominent artists, like Steven Brower, Lisa Cyr, John Gall, Melanie Hall, Megan Halsey, Zina Saunders, Nancy Stahl, Craig Welsh, and Christopher Zacharow.

      Twice a year, students in Marywood's MFA program meet in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or another major U.S. city, to tour the studios of well-known designers and illustrators and visit ad agencies, museums, and professional organizations.

      • Low-residency program designed for working professionals
      • Faculty of renowned designers and illustrators
      • Study tours in major U.S. cities
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      Graphic Design Visual Arts

      Graphic Design Visual Arts

      Prepare for a Creative Career with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

      Marywood's graphic design program incorporates the study of design and type, conceptual development, design history, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem-solving.

      Class critiques and discussions are emphasized. Students will explore web design, interactive design, publication design, package design, advertising design, corporate identity, typography, and self-promotion. During the junior and senior years, students will apply their knowledge and skills through internships and real design projects.

      The goal is to provide each student with the environment and support in which to develop a professional visual portfolio.

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      Illustration Studio Arts

      Illustration Studio Arts

      Draw Your Creativity into a Career with a BFA in Illustration

      Marywood's Illustration program prepares you for the demanding and competitive field of illustration. Courses center on concept, image creation, and an understanding of a variety of techniques, while stressing the social, political, and ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impact illustration has had, and continues to have, on society.

      Illustrators create memorable images and tell narrative and visual stories in a personal and unique way. They are among the hardest working artists in the market today. They solve two clear problems: listening to and completing specific client's parameters; and fulfilling the challenge of having their own personal method of working and creative ideas, to be realized in today’s print and digital media. All on deadline.

      The Illustration BFA Studio Arts degree track at Marywood University offers a comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum in the study one of the most fascinating and rewarding of creative fields. This rigorous course of study trains students to create highly personal, narrative pictures ready for commercial use and publication.

      Contemporary illustration encompasses work for advertising, animation, books, children’s books, comics, gaming, graphic novels, magazines, marketing, movies, music, packaging, posters, web, and many other areas. All these will be explored, so that your senior portfolio will reflect your personal interests.

      • #4 Illustration program in Pennsylvania
      • Professors who are working professionals with first-hand industry knowledge
      • Courses tailored to your interests and strengths, to foster a broad understanding of this exciting field
      • Students are encouraged to find their individual voice
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      Interior Architecture

      Interior Architecture

      Design a Fascinating Career with an Interior Architecture Degree

      Marywood University's renowned School of Architecture emphasizes disciplinary knowledge within a broad liberal arts framework, including a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. The four-year professional degree in Interior Architecture (B.I.A.) enables students to create the specific character of spaces for human use and enjoyment. Because of the commonalities between the disciplines of architecture and interior architecture, students in the interior architecture program share similar professional core courses with students in architecture during the first two years of study.

      While the architect typically focuses on the building form and external profiles, relationships between buildings and landscape, the interior architect/designer's focus is primarily on the interior spaces of buildings. In this capacity, interior architects must understand the important role of materials, colors, textures, and light in the creation of interior spaces that respond to the physical, social, psychological, and cultural needs of building users.

      Working with scales that range from that of the object (furniture and light fixtures) to that of the complex whole (ordering systems and spatial sequence), the interior architect requires the knowledge of experiential, the tectonic, the technical, and the theoretical. As societies continue to re-examine their stock of existing buildings, the skills of interior architects/designers become increasingly important to clients seeking building conservation, preservation, and adaptive re-use.

      • 4-year professional degree (B.I.A.)
      • Focus on interior spaces of buildings
      • Building conservation, preservation, and adaptive re-use
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      Interior Architecture

      Interior Architecture

      Elevate Your Style with a Masters in Interior Architecture

      Our 60-credit Master of Interior Architecture program prepares students for the profession by engaging them in an array of specialized courses ranging from design, aesthetics, history and advanced digital media, to lighting, detailing and sustainability.

      Each student pursues a comprehensive, two-semester Thesis Project that concentrates on new and appropriate uses for existing buildings in our region. Ultimately, the purpose of the Thesis is to investigate new design ideas that can lead to the revitalization of both our downtowns and our neighborhoods.

      • Advanced study of design strategies, history, theories, and technologies of Adaptive Reuse
      • Exposure to experimental pedagogies and techniques
      • Two levels of open studios, Digital Fabrication Lab, and more
      • Two-year program
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      Journalism

      Journalism

      Our Journalism Degree will prepare you for a career in publishing across all formats!

      Learn the technology and techniques that are revolutionizing the way we produce the news accurately and ethically. From Day One as a journalism major, you'll sharpen your skills by reporting for The Wood Word and TVM News from Day One.

      Prepare for a career in the rapidly changing world of journalism. From newspapers to magazines to television and the web, specializing in journalism prepares you for a career in publishing across formats. Learn how to use digital tools to think, write, and bring a story to life in new and exciting ways.

      • Use digital tools to think, write, and bring a story to life
      • Preparation for a career in publishing across formats
      • Hands-on experience reporting for The Wood Word and TVM News

      If you are interested in creating and editing engaging and impactful stories for TV and radio, social media, web-based publications, such as blogs and traditional print media, this may be the degree for you. 

      Learn the technology and techniques that are revolutionizing the way we produce the news accurately and ethically. Practice your skills by reporting for The Wood Word and TVM News from Day One. Prepare for an exciting career in journalism with a degree from Marywood.

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      Music (Musical Theatre)

      Music (Musical Theatre)

      Set the Stage for a Performing Arts Career with a Musical Theatre Degree

      Whether you want to take center stage or work behind the scenes, you will be prepared for any type of theatrical employment with a Musical Theatre degree. Marywood's ensemble philosophy is the foundation of the program, so students have opportunities to participate in all aspects of production.

      Combining music and theatre, the program promotes these objectives:

      • Introducing students to the technical facilities of musical theatre;
      • Familiarizing students with the standards required for an effective theatrical or musical performance;
      • Developing students' skills in various theatrical roles;
      • Providing students with a comprehensive musical theatre experience.

      Recent productions include Godspell, Songs for a New World, A Little Night Music, Once Upon a Mattress, The Fantasticks, Elegies, Pippin, and Sunday in the Park with George.

      All seniors have the opportunity to present a capstone project that represents a culmination of their studies. The capstone can be an original musical, a show directed by the student, or a production featuring the student.

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      Music Arts Administration

      Music Arts Administration

      Combining Music and Business, a Music Administration Degree is the perfect play!

      The Arts Administration major combines two areas of artistic interest with practical business applications. Students may choose a concentration in either music or theatre. They must also choose a secondary concentration in music, theatre, or art.

      The program's objectives are:

      1. Develop skills in music, as well as a secondary artistic field;
      2. Foster proficiencies in business administration;
      3. Familiarize students with the standards for effective arts management.

      Students who earn an Arts Administration degree in Music are prepared for a variety of arts-related applications in the business world. Opportunities exist in federal, state, and community arts agencies, and arts education programs.

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      Music Education

      Music Education

      Share Your Passion for Music with a Music Education Degree from Marywood

      Develop advanced teaching strategies and leadership capabilities to best share your musical passion with students of all ages in a nationally recognized collegiate environment. With a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, you can instill and nurture that same passion in students from K-12.

      Marywood University is the only educational institution in Northeast Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, which will set you apart in your future job search. You have the added advantage of attending a small university with big school opportunities, while you get more value out of the experience:

      • More individualized attention and instruction
      • More opportunities to practice, perform, and present (regionally, nationally, internationally)
      • More depth and rigor like conservatory programs, but in a welcoming, collegial atmosphere that encourages growth.
      • More interaction with renowned faculty who are passionate about their craft and connected to their students

      Music education majors have the opportunity to start observations in the public schools during their first semester. They are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in music K-12 (vocal/general and instrumental), and for further graduate study. Professional memberships available through the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA).

      • Attend a small university with big school opportunities
      • Renowned, highly credentialed music faculty
      • Student membership in professional music education organizations
      • Share your passion for music with future students

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      Music Performance

      Music Performance

      Get More Performance Opportunities with Marywood's BM Degree in Music Performance!

      Marywood offers all the benefits of larger music programs with greater flexibility. Our distinctive undergraduate music performance degree program embodies the depth and rigor expected of conservatory programs, but in a welcoming atmosphere that encourages collegiality and growth. Our highly credentialed, nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty are passionate about their craft and connected to their students. Students support one another and work together, rather than competing against one another for performance opportunities.

      We welcome students to perform with multiple ensembles.

      • A small university with big opportunities
      • Experience the depth and rigor expected of conservatory programs in a welcoming atmosphere that encourages collegiality and growth
      • Get more individualized attention and instruction
      • More opportunities to practice and perform in our acclaimed music ensembles: Wind Ensemble / Wind Symphony / Concert Choir / Chamber Singers / Orchestra / String Ensemble / Jazz Ambassadors

      Great Opportunities

      • Only educational institution in Northeast Pennsylvania that offers Bachelor of Music degrees
      • Perform locally, regionally, nationally, and globally
      • Attend state and national music conventions and forums
      • Our graduates are prepared for solo/ensemble performance, studio teaching, and graduate studies.

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        Music Therapy

        Music Therapy

        Be the Best Therapist You Can Be with a Music Therapy Degree from Marywood!

        The power of music can remove physical, verbal, and emotional barriers. Music Therapy can truly transform the health and wellness of patients who find new avenues of expression through music. If you want to help change people's lives through music, then a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Marywood University is the right choice for you!

        You'll be prepared for a professional music therapy career through our competency-based curriculum. Music Therapy degree candidates must complete a minimum of 1,200 hours of clinical training with two components: pre-internship and internship.

        • Pre-internship training consists of various practical field experiences with at least three different populations, taken by a student in conjunction with music therapy course work as pre-requisite for internship placement.
        • Internship is the culminating, in-depth, supervised clinical training experience in an entry-level degree program in music therapy. Students may choose from the academic institution's roster of affiliated internship programs, the national roster of all AMTA-approved internship sites in collaboration with the music therapy advisor.

        Program completion leads to board certification as a music therapist. Following academic studies and required clinical training, candidates are eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists, designed and administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential earned is Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC). Professional membership available with the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA).

        Over the last 10 years, 85% of Marywood University Music Therapy graduates have passed the Certification Board for Music Therapists certification examination, exceeding the national pass rate of 74%. 

        • Prepare for a professional career with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs
        • Eligibility for National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists
        • Clinical training and internship

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        Painting Studio Arts

        Painting Studio Arts

        Visualize What's Possible with a Painting Degree

        Painting is among the most ancient of human expressions. Even in the face of contemporary technology, it remains vital, pluralistic, and integral to our cultural identity. The study of painting within a liberal arts curriculum prepares you to engage the world with empathy, insight, individuality, and problem-solving skills.

        Students in Marywood's painting program explore the fundamental elements and concepts that govern visual language. Through close individual guidance, you will gain expertise and knowledge that will help you navigate both the painting profession and the world at large. Our goal is to help you become an independent creative thinker—aware and engaged in a broad visual dialogue—who is confident and assertive in your own artistic voice.

        Marywood's painting track features a diverse faculty of working artists who ensure personal attention to help you identify and cultivate your particular interests and strengths. You will gain expertise and knowledge that will help you navigate the intricacies and opportunities of the profession, and the world at large.

        Our Painting students have been accepted into highly competitive MFA painting programs including: Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Maryland Institute College of Art, New York Studio School, Boston University, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Students with a Painting Minor have developed strong portfolios that helped gain acceptance into prestigious graduate professional programs.

        • Diverse faculty of accomplished working artists
        • World class facilities and semi-private studios
        • Trips to NYC galleries and museums, distinguished visiting artists
        • Preparation for highly competitive MFA programs
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        Painting Studio Arts

        Painting Studio Arts

        Create Your Own Future with an MA in Painting

        Marywood will help increase your competitiveness and marketability with an advanced degree that focuses on studio practice with in-depth study in painting. A Master's in Painting can be earned through a 36-credit program that's specifically designed for artists, art educators, and other working professionals who intend to further their development as studio artists. An expert faculty of artists and scholars guide and challenge these students in critical and creative thinking as they pursue their individual directions in art. Immerse yourself in an exciting, artistic environment.

        • Develop your talents 
        • Build a foundation for professional growth
        • Study with outstanding art practitioners 
        • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
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        Photography Studio Arts

        Photography Studio Arts

        Capture an Exciting Career with a Photography Degree

        The Photography program incorporates photographic history, the study of basic visual elements, conceptual development, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem solving. Courses combine fine art training with commercial applications to prepare students for a career in photography. Class critiques and discussions are emphasized. While on the way to earning a BFA in Photography, students will explore technical skills in the darkroom, the lighting studio, the field, and the digital lab along with best practices for digital imaging, alternative processes, and more. The goal is to provide each student with the environment and support in which to develop a professional visual portfolio. 

        • State-of-the-art computer labs with inkjet and laser printers
        • Traditional film dark rooms
        • Career-focused portfolio building
        • Small classes focused on conceptual and technical skills
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        Photography Studio Arts

        Photography Studio Arts

        Capture an Exciting Career with a Masters Degree in Photography

        The 36-credit Master of Arts program in Photography is designed to provide professional emphasis for persons with an intense commitment to their art who intend to become serious professional artists. A Masters Degree in Photography provides you opportunities to develop conceptual and technical skills as a professional artist. You can build a foundation for further professional growth and increase awareness of your role in contemporary society.

        The graduate photography program incorporates photographic history, the study of basic visual elements, conceptual development, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem solving. Courses combine fine art training with commercial applications to prepare students for a career in photography. Students will explore technical skills in the darkroom, the lighting studio, the field, and the digital lab along with best practices for digital imaging, alternative processes, and more. 

        • Develop advanced conceptual & technical skills
        • Develop a professional visual portfolio.
        • For professional artists with intense commitment to their art
        • 36-credit residency program for committed artists 
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        Printmaking Studio Arts

        Printmaking Studio Arts

        Make Your Mark with a Printmaking Degree (MA)

        The Master of Studio Arts program is designed to provide professional emphasis for persons with an intense commitment to their art who intend to become serious professional artists. Marywood’s MA in Studio Arts can give you the opportunity to develop your conceptual and technical skills as professional artists. You can build a foundation for further professional growth and increase awareness of your role in contemporary society.

        Students in the 2-D concentration (painting, printmaking, photography) are tasked with becoming articulate, self-aware and directed fine artists. Working within a small community of peers, the student gains creative insight in discussing his or her own visual discoveries with the work and ideas of others in regular critique and review. The student in this program should expect to graduate with a MA in Studio Arts degree within two years of concentrated study.

        • 36-credit program for committed artists
        • Develop conceptual/technical skills a professional artist
        • Earn MA in Printmaking within two years
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        Public Relations/Image Management

        Public Relations/Image Management

        Make A Great Impression with a Public Relations Degree!

        Study one of the fastest growing fields of communication! Learn how important a degree in communication is to our growing media economy. With a specialization in Public Relations and Image Management from Marywood University, you’ll learn how critical thinking, theory, speaking, and writing skills can build bridges between organizations and the public.

        Marywood provides hands-on opportunities to learn in our computer labs and media production suites, as well as opportunities to serve in a leadership capacity for our campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

        Take your first step toward a rewarding career in Public Relations!

        • Leadership roles in Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter
        • Learn how to build bridges between organizations and the public
        • Hands-on experiences with PRSSA
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        Sculpture Studio Arts

        Sculpture Studio Arts

        Carve Out Your Aspirations as a Professional Artist in 3D with a Sculpture Degree

        The Master of Arts Sculpture degree is earned through a 36-credit program designed to provide professional emphasis for persons with an intense commitment to their art who intend to become serious professional artists.

        The 3-D concentration (ceramics, sculpture) tasks you with becoming an articulate, self-aware, and directed fine artist. Working within a small community of peers, you will gain creative insight in discussing your own visual discoveries with the work and ideas of others in regular critique and review. This is a full-time residency program, so you should expect to graduate with a MA in Studio Arts degree within two years of concentrated study.

        • 36-credit residency program for committed artists
        • Develop conceptual/technical skills a professional artist
        • Earn a Sculpture Masters degree within two years
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        Sequential Art and Storytelling

        Sequential Art and Storytelling

        Get Your Sequential Art and Storytelling Certification

        As part of the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” M.F.A. Program for Educators and Working Professionals, a low-residency 26-credit Sequential Art and Storytelling Certificate is offered. By the end of the second Summer, students possess the skills to create a graphic novel or comic book.

        In addition, students within the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” Program may choose this line of study with their concurrent program.

        • 26 credits, low residency
        • Earn independently or concurrently with the MFA program in Graphic Design/Illustration
        • Produce a a publishable full-length graphic novel
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        Sports Multimedia Communication

        Sports Multimedia Communication

        Get Ahead of the Game with a Sports Media Degree!

        If you love sports and media, this is the program for you! The sports multimedia track is designed to prepare you for work in the fast-growing field of Sports Media

        From sports journalism, broadcasting, and announcing, to sports information and promotion, you’ll be ready to join a team of sports media professionals at local, regional, national, and international organizations. 

        Marywood provides students with experiential learning from Day One. Students can cover Marywood sports by writing and reporting for The Wood Wordbroadcast basketball games live from the Athletic Center, and help produce “Beyond the Arch,” a weekly sports television program. 

        Take your first step toward an exciting career in Sports Media!

        • Experiential learning from #DayOne
        • Wide range of media tools and physical spaces
        • Preparation to join a team of sports media professionals
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        Theatre

        Theatre

        Direct Your Future with a Theatre Degree

        Marywood's Theatre program will prepare you for a career in contemporary theatre by providing professional instruction in acting, directing, and design.

        Students participate in all aspects of production, broadening their knowledge and developing an understanding of the diverse skills necessary to produce modern theatrical shows. Our small class sizes ensure that you receive personalized instruction. Courses are taught by faculty who are working professionals in the entertainment industry.

        Productions

        Each year Marywood University mounts theatrical and musical theatre productions on the main stage of the 1100-seat Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Students build the scenery, construct costumes, hang and focus lights, and perform in these productions.

        Recent productions have included Godspell, To Kill A Mockingbird, Songs for a New World, Our Town, Measure for Measure, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, A Little Night Music, Crimes of the Heart, Miss Julie, Proof, Once Upon a Mattress, The Fantasticks, Elegies, Sunday in the Park with George, and All in the Timing.

        All seniors have the opportunity to present a capstone project that represents the culmination of their work at Marywood. This capstone can be an original play or musical, a show directed by the student, a production featuring the student, or another creative endeavor.

        • Instruction in acting, playwriting, and stage direction
        • Small classes taught by working professionals
        • Three main productions each year, including a musical
        • Required senior capstone project
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        Theatre Arts Administration

        Theatre Arts Administration

        A Theatre Administration Degree is the Perfect Play!

        Theatre, music or art, and business as a combined form have cultural and practical aspects. Encompassing the arts in their broadest interpretation and incorporating a basic business component, the Arts Administration in Theatre degree enables students to live responsibly in an interdependent world. It forms an intrinsic parallel to the undergraduate curricular purpose regarding the human condition.

        Combining theatre, music or art, and a business component, the program consists of these objectives:

        • developing student competencies in theatre
        • developing in the student basic skills in business administration
        • familiarizing the student with the separate as well as the combined standards for effective arts management.
        • Theatre with art or music as secondary concentration
        • Work in federal, state, community art agencies
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        Theatre Education

        Theatre Education

        Merge your Passion for Theatre with Your Love for Teaching with a Theatre Education Degree

        Do you love theater? Would you like to help foster students' creativity?

        The interdisciplinary Theatre Education program includes courses in theatre, education, and communication arts. Students who complete this program are certified to teach Communication Arts, including English, theatre, and non-print media, in public and private middle schools and high schools.

        Our theatre education program, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will certify you to teach theatre in public and private middle schools and high schools.

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        Undeclared

        Undeclared

        Not Sure What You Want to Study? Enroll Undeclared.

        Like many undergraduate students, you may have decided to delay your pursuit of a specific major. You are not alone!

        Did you know that 10 percent of freshmen applicants are undecided?

        The good news is that, at Marywood, there are people you can talk with and specific things you can do to help you make career and academic choices.

        Our advisors are ready to help you discover which program is right for you. 

        As an undeclared student, you will either be advised by a faculty member in one of your areas of interest or by specially trained professional staff. Your advisor will assist you in developing an individualized academic plan, which will include liberal arts core courses to learn about various areas of study that may appeal to you and introductory courses in your areas of interest.

        • Individualized academic plan
        • Explore 50+ academic programs
        • 100+ clubs and student organizations
        • 22 NCAA varsity athletic sports, a newly launched Esports program, and 25+ intramural sports
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        Not Sure Which is Right for You?

        Connect with a knowledgable Health & Wellness program admissions counselor to explore your options.