About Arts & Humanities
Welcome to Arts and Humanities at Lehman College! As the Dean, it is a pleasure to introduce The School of Arts and Humanities, a school that serves the College’s mission of Liberal Arts Education with strong, vital programs in the arts and humanities.
The School of Arts and Humanities helps fulfill the College’s mission of providing a strong liberal arts education, and a liberal arts education is an important step to becoming broadly successful in life. Lehman’s School of Arts and Humanities offer vibrant, vital programs in the performing arts, visual arts, and in the humanities. We offer students courses, programs and degrees in the arts and humanities that facilitate skills in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Twenty-first 21st century employers understand that these skills are vital to an increasingly diverse, global workforce.
The School’s faculty includes a former Poet Laureate, an Oscar-winning composer; an Emmy-winning television producer, a CGI animator, art historians, journalists, literary critics, philosophers, novelists, and all are leaders in their respective fields. They are an exceptionally talented and active artist-scholar-teacher group devoted to training a new generation of actors, animators, artists, art historians, composers, creative educators, critics, dancers, graphic designers, historians, musicians, journalists, producers, performers, philosophers, poets, researchers, scholars, thinkers, and writers.
Our School is home to ten departments that offer undergraduate courses, programs and Bachelors degrees in: African and African American Studies; Art; Black Studies; Comparative Literature; Computer Graphics & Imaging; Dance/Theater; English; French; History; Italian; Journalism, Communication, and Theatre; Languages and Literatures; Latin, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies; Linguistics; Music; Philosophy; Spanish; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Theater. The school also hosts interdisciplinary programs in American Studies,; Middle Eastern Studies (minor), and Women's Studies (minor). We additionally serve graduate students with an MAT in Applied Music and Music Teaching, an MA and MFA in Art, and MAs in Art History, English, History, Spanish, Speech-Language Pathology, and Theatre. For more information on undergraduate and graduate programs see the Undergraduate Bulletin, or the Graduate Bulletin.
We are an active participant in the LEH 300 and 301 interdisciplinary courses (Studies in the Humanities and the Sciences and The American Experience), in the seven General Education distribution areas, and in the Freshman Year Initiative. The School collaborates closely with two local high schools: the High School of American Studies at Lehman College, located directly across the street from the College, and the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. Finally, the School also oversees the work of the Institute for Irish American Studies; the City and Humanities program; the Bronx Journal; and Lehman Stages (including the Lovinger Theatre, the Studio Theatre, and the Student Experimental Theatre).
Please feel free to learn more about what the School of Arts and Humanities has to offer by following the links to its departmental and program home pages—or better yet, by visiting the campus to see a show, attend an exhibit, or meet with a faculty adviser.
Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of English, Lehman College
Last modified: Nov 6, 2013