The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Why Penn State School of Visual Arts?

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Penn State’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) offers a range of undergraduate degree programs, including Bachelor of Science (in Art Education), Bachelor of Design (in Interdisciplinary Digital Studio), Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Art), as well as Bachelor of Arts (in Art). 

SoVA is small school of art and design situated within Penn State’s University Park campus. SoVA offers students the opportunity to participate in intimate studio courses, to be a part of a creative community, and have access to abundant student resources.  Our undergraduate students are immersed in art and design curricula from their first year of study and are mentored by faculty advisors throughout their undergraduate experience. 

To learn more about SoVA’s programs and facilities, we invite prospective students to attend a fall visit day, or schedule an individual tour. Fall visit days include an information session with the SoVA’s director, student led tours of our studios and facilities, and optional tours of the University Park campus that can be scheduled through Penn State’s admissions office.  See our Visit Portal for complete event details and registration information.