Opportunities

  • Allegheny’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) sponsors arts and the environment community development art projects. Each project provides paid summer internships for four to six students annually.
  • Student Art Society holds annual activities including unjuried student exhibitions, a Beaux Arts Ball, and field trips.
  • Department-sponsored lecture series, often in conjunction with gallery exhibitions: recent speakers have included artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude; Thomas B. Armstrong, director of the Andy Warhol Museum; and Madeleine Grynsztejn, curator at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
  • Workshops: Recent workshops have focused on art careers, handbuilt ceramics, papermaking, and non-traditional drawing techniques.
  • Field trips: Nearby resources include the Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh), the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Erie Art Museum.
  • Meadville Council on the Arts hosts nine regional artists’ exhibits annually.
  • “Signs & Flowers,” a site-specific public art installation created in collaboration with PennDOT; visit ceed.allegheny.edu to view this project.
  • Art education programs with the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University
  • 3/2 arts management program with Carnegie Mellon’s John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Experiential Learning

  • Internships
    • Art teaching internshipCarnegie Museum (Pittsburgh)
    • Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED)
    • Cleveland School of the Arts
    • Erie Art Museum
    • Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum
    • Meadville Council on the Arts (MCA)
    • Meadville Historical Society (Baldwin-Reynolds House)
    • The French Creek Project, Meadville, Pa.
    • The Meadville Tribune
    • Vision Media Group, Meadville, Pa.
  • Gallery and art store work-study employment
  • Department research and laboratory assistantships
  • MCA invites student-curated shows as part of art historical research projects