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The Art major, combined Art major, and special program minors within the Art Department provide you the opportunity to combine general liberal studies with in-depth study in studio art and art history. By expanding your knowledge of art genres, visual concepts, media and artists, the Art Department heightens your awareness of and appreciation for the visual arts. We emphasize critical thinking, effective self-expression and creative problem solving. Through our curriculum, the Art Department fosters your understanding of the global role of visual arts in human society.

  • Understanding the elements and principles of design.
  • Heightening awareness of the visual arts through expansion of knowledge of art forms and artists, and their relation to society
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary art
  • Expressive use of a broad range of media and techniques
  • Conceptual problem solving in the visual arts
  • Understanding of professional practices in studio art disciplines, art history, arts administration, and art education

Profile: The Indie Filmmaker

After graduating from Albright with a bachelor’s in Art, Steve Cossman went on to found and direct Mono No Aware; a nonprofit cinema arts organization whose annual event exhibits the work of contemporary artists who incorporate live film projections and altered light as part of a performance, sculpture or installation. In 2010 the organization established a series of analog filmmaking workshops in conjunction with the event that currently works with 200 participants a year. Steve’s first major work on film, TUSSLEMUSCLE, earned him Kodak’s Continued Excellence in Filmmaking award and has screened at many festivals and institutions internationally. In 2013, he completed residencies at MoMA PS1’s Expo 1 and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. He has been a visiting artist at Dartmouth, the New York Academy of Art, Yale and the Aurora Picture Show in Houston. Steve’s newest work on film, WHITE CABBAGE (2011-2013), a collaboration with Jahiliyya Fields of L.I.E.S., had its U.S. premiere with a series of new work at Anthology Film Archives in December 2013. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn as a director, curator, visual artist and member of the collective DecayNY, creating time-based works on film, video, and paper.

Profiles: The Art Teachers

In the year following her graduation from Albright with a major in Art Education, Adrienne Lastoskie was a substitute teacher at Daniel Boone High School, where she had also attended high school. She was then offered a full-time position teaching art in Maryland for the Brandywine School District.

She attributes the experiences she had as an Art Education student at Albright as the primary reason she was offered a teaching position in a location of her choice. Adrienne says the team-teaching experiences at public elementary and secondary schools as well as at the Reading Public Museum prior to student teaching gave her a unique background and competitive advantage over art education graduates from other institutions.

Adrienne also feels the challenging studio art courses at the College enabled her to develop her artistic skills and create a strong teaching portfolio. She now takes her Albright studio assignments and converts them to projects she can assign her public school students.

Angela Morin excelled as a student teacher during her placement at Boyertown High School. When her cooperating teacher had to take an extended leave of absence, Angela was offered a contract as a long-term substitute teacher because of how effective she was a student teacher. Cooperating teachers in local elementary and high schools have expressed preference in having Albright College art education students because of how well prepared they are as student teachers.

Click here for more on Art Education at Albright.

Over the last few years, Albright Art graduates have begun working in a wide variety of fields and for numerous attractive employers:

  • Architectural and design representative, Superior Products, Wilmington, DE
  • Archivist, National Park Service, San Francisco
  • Art assistant, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
  • Art director, Special Recognition, Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Art director, MGT Design, Watchung, NJ
  • Assistant editor, photography department, InStyle, New York
  • Computer graphic designer, AT&T, Holmdel, NJ
  • Curator and studio manager, All Together Art, Shillington, PA
  • Creative director, Big Bear Promotions, Kutztown, PA
  • Director, Depersico Design, Havertown, PA
  • Designer, G. Scott Designs, Seattle, WA
  • Designer, The Lorish Company, Reading, PA
  • Founder, Moviate, Harrisburg, PA
  • Framer, Framer’s Market Gallery, Exton, PA
  • Graphic Artist, Genex Services, Inc., Plymouth, MA
  • Graphic designer, Big Bear Promotions, Kutztown, PA
  • Graphic designer, CBL Advertising, Wyomissing, PA
  • Graphics designer, Art & Color Designs, Reading, PA
  • Newspaper production graphic artist, AccuWeather, State College, PA
  • Owner, Art and Antique Dealer, Annville, PA
  • Owner/designer, White Swan Gallery, Elverson, PA
  • Painter/artist, A First Impression, Naples, FL
  • Partner, Expressions in Sculpture, Loganton, PA
  • Photographer, Joe Neil, Inc., New York
  • Photographer, Lifetouch Portraits, Norristown, PA
  • Production assistant, New York Press, New York
  • Scientific illustrator, Minutiae, Evanston, IL
  • Senior designer, The Widmeyer-Baker Group, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Senior graphic artist, CBS News, New York
  • Student coordinator, Florence International Film Festival, Florence, Italy
  • Studio assistant to pop artist John A. Chamberlain, New York
  • Teacher, Intrax International Institute, Chicago
  • Teacher, Los Angeles United School District, Los Angeles
  • Web and graphic designer, Kenobi Solutions, Freehold, NJ