Professor M. Dantonio-Madsen, Chair 
Fine Arts, Design and Liberal Studies
(610) 399-2285
Office: Marian Anderson Music Center, room 162




Mission Statement

The Liberal Studies program is an exciting and academically challenging inter-disciplinary program that provides students with the oppotunity to study and integrate concepts from the Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, and Professional Studies. The learning outcomes of the Liberal Studies program center around two primary goals: first, completion of advanced coursework in the three basic university skills of writing, speaking and critical reasoning; second, completion of coursework in an area of study that best fits the student's academic and professional goals.

By taking the core required courses of the Liberal Studies program, students come to understand that their past experiences and future goals are the foundation for their place in the world. Included in this awareness of one's place in the world is the role we each play in the lives of others. Reflective self-identification and recognition of social responsibilities is the essential outcome of a degree in Liberal Studies. Liberal Studies majors will engage the disciplines of a classic liberal arts education as well as be encouraged to take internships. This unique interdisciplinary program along with the possibility of an internship gives students both the theoretical foundation and practical application for pusuing their desired professional goals.

The Department of Fine Arts, Design and Liberal Studies offers bachelors degree programs in Fine Arts, with concentrations in Art, Graphic Design, and Liberal Studies. The Department also offers a minor in Art and Graphic Design.

Courses in the Department of Fine Arts, Design and Liberal Studies combine critical thinking and social awareness with practical skills in communication technology as well as oral, written, and artistic expression. The variety of majors and minors available in the department enables students to combine programs that qualify them for careers and graduate school, enhance the quality of their lives, and prepare them to become citizens of the global community.
The Department accomplishes the mission and goals of the university by supporting a broad liberal arts core and providing challenging and enriching degree programs. Students are guided and mentored through faculty advising, department-sponsored student organizations and performance groups, and a variety of internship opportunities.