Millersville University

Founded in service to a rural nineteenth century Lancaster Pennsylvania, twenty-first century Millersville University is a vibrant public liberal arts university in a vital economic region. Millersville provides an educational opportunity second to none, and is the best choice for the motivated people of Pennsylvania and beyond who seek:

A great reputation.
Our graduates are much sought after by employers and many earn their way into the most rigorous programs offered by the finest graduate schools. Millersville has earned its place among US News & World Report's top public universities in the North and is recognized for its academic excellence in Martin Nemko's book, "How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University."

A supportive and enriching community.
From opening day in 1855, we have demanded the best from our students. At the same time, our faculty, staff and administrators have always found a way to give each and every student a helping hand or the extra push they need to excel. In addition to academic opportunities, Millersville provides a broad-based support system to no... [ Read All ]


United States

1 South George St
PA 17551
Phone: 717-872-3371
Website: http://muweb.millersville

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Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Location and Getting there

Directions to Campus

From Baltimore and south:
Take Route I-83 north to Route 30 east. Then follow "From Route 30," below.
From Harrisburg and west:
Take Route 283 east to exit for Route 741 east. Then follow "From Route 30," below.
From the Lehigh Valley:
Take Route 222 South through Reading and follow "From the PA Turnpike traveling West" below.
From Wilkes-Barre and Scranton:
Take Route 81 South towards Harrisburg to Route 83 South to 283 East (follow signs for Lancaster/Airport). Then follow "From Harrisburg and West" above.
From the PA Turnpike, traveling east:
Take Exit 247 (Harrisburg East) and follow "From Harrisburg and West" above.
From the PA Turnpike, traveling west:
Take Exit 286 (Reading/Lancaster) and follow Route 222 south to Route 30 west. Then follow "From Route 30," below.
From Route 222 south:
Take Route 30 west, then follow "From Route 30," below.
From Route 30:
Take the exit for Route 741 east. Follow 741 east (Rohrerstown Road) until it becomes Millersville Road. About four miles beyond Route 30, turn right at the light at Route 999. Follow "Almost There," below.
Almost there:
After...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

MU Art Department

Mission and Vision Statements

The visual arts are integral to a liberal arts education. The art department provides quality programs that teach and develop applied skills, cultural awareness, problem solving, and intellectual inquiry.

The Millersville University art department provides quality visual arts programs to undergraduate students and graduate art education students. The department strives to accommodate Pennsylvania’s citizens by offering programs that encourage students to engage in a broad range of scholarly and artistic pursuits. Our program offers students opportunities in the visual arts that will provide an understanding of art and culture by helping them to produce art and to develop perceptual and visual literacy. The cultural atmosphere of the university and the community at large benefits from the art department’s many programs in the visual arts. These programs include exhibitions, lectures, workshops, visiting artists, and the acquisition and display of original art from the university’s permanent collection along with a variety of other activities and services...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description

The Art Department faculty all posess the highest degrees in their field of study from notable Arts Institutions and Universities throughout the United States. Each faculty member actively exhibits and/or publishes their work to ensure up-to-date knowledge in their respective fields.  

News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates

Undergraduate Catalog:  

Information For  Postgraduates


Art Education M.Ed
Young Artist in Residence  

Information For  International Students

Millersville University appreciates the cultural diversity and breadth of perspectives brought to us by students from other countries. More than 100 international students are currently enrolled.  


Upon graduation, you automatically become a member of the MU Alumni Association. As a member, you will receive the Millersville Review, the University magazine, four times a year. Please keep the University informed about your current address as well as any newsworthy events in your life. Stay in touch, or even better, continue being a part of MU by participating actively in your Alumni Association.  

Student Facilities

Breidenstine Hall

Art Facilities

From world-class equipment to a top of the line building, Millersville has the facilities to develop each artist's maximum potential.  

Student Support

The Division of Student Affairs contributes to fulfilling the educational mission of Millersville University and the State System of Higher Education by employing a holistic approach to student learning and development. The Student Affairs staff work collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide a diverse student body with programs, services and activities designed to contribute to learning and the development of students' personal, social and leadership skills. The Division strives to build a campus atmosphere in which all students can become involved in the University community, make informed choices, engage in critical thinking and understand and appreciate diversity. Through the Student Affairs programs, students are challenged to assume responsibility for their behavior while striving to make positive contributions to the campus community of which they are a part.  

Student Life

Getting Involved, Leadership, Club and Organizations, Orientation, Ville After Dark...It's all here! The Student Programs Office will help students bring the "Out of Classroom learning" into their lives. Balance between academics and extra-curricular activities is important in college success, and Student Programs is your place to go!  


The Department of Housing and Residential Programs at Millersville University is committed to designing and maintaining a supportive community environment that enhances the academic, personal and social development of residential students.

Furthermore, the Department pledges to foster inclusive communities that promote individual respect, civility, equality, and encourage responsibility to one’s community.  

How To Apply

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Visit us (open days)

A campus visit is a wonderful way to get to know Millersville. We have several different opportunities for you. One option is a virtual walking tour prior to your actual visit.

We also offer Open Houses twice in the fall, and twice in the spring.  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)