Student Research

Senior Project

Every Alleghenian completes a Senior Project in his or her major field—a significant piece of original research and creative work. For more information, please see the Senior project page, which includes the guidelines for ART 620.

Independent Study

This program allows students to study a subject of special interest in-depth. The work may be done off campus (for example, in Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia) or may be done on campus with Allegheny faculty. Recent independent projects:

  • The Dialogue in Sculpture: Male vs. Female Perspectives on Slavery, 1851-1913”
  • Web design for the Raymond Shafer, Hulmer Project, and the Trees of Allegheny websites
  • “History of Women Photographers”

Selected Student Achievements

  • Work included in National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts undergraduate juried show. Exhibit traveled from Indianapolis to China.
  • Photographs published in The Best of College Photography Annual (from a contest that routinely draws more than 26,000 entries).
  • “Criticism of the 1950s and the Work of Helen Frankenthaler,” a paper presented at a professional symposium at Slippery Rock University.
  • “(In) Between Places,” an essay on new German photography, published in PhotoPaper.
  • Works exhibited in Erie Art Museum’s Annual Spring Show.
  • Printmaking internship at the Lower East Side Printshop, New York City.
  • Graduate awarded an internship at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Printmaking students invited to display their work at the Southern Graphics Council National Conference.