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Welcome to the Arts & Education Program

Artist Pallett, brush, frameThe arts and education program provides students with an opportunity to examine the role of the arts in fostering personal and cultural development.

About the Arts & Education Program

music, ballerina, crayonsThe objective of the program is to enable students to form and articulate their own critical perspectives based upon an understanding of four fundamental aspects of arts education:

  1. the nature of human development,
  2. the nature of art and artistic expression,
  3. the theory and practice of education, and
  4. the experience of artistic expression.

This program is not intended to prepare students to teach in the arts; it is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of both art and education, while critically exploring the relationship between these two kinds of human experience.

The arts and education program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor.

Where We Are Located

Merritt Hall

The HWS Arts and Education Program is located in Merritt Hall.

For more information, please contact:

The Arts and Education Program
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Merritt Hall 203
Geneva, NY 14456
phone (315) 781-3637
fax (315) 781-3843

Merritt Hall


Donna Davenport, ext. 3760, 310 Trinity Hall