Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright College

Reading, PA

Performing Arts Profile

Why Albright?

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations.

A collaborative, supportive approach to learning
Albright students are challenged to see the world in different ways by professors who are dedicated mentors and experts in their fields. With a close-knit community like Albright, professors know students on an individual basis. In fact, many students work one-on-one with faculty mentors through programs like the Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE). Albright’s unique January Interim term allows students to complete coursework and engage in travel guided by faculty to locales such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, and more.

An inclusive living-learning community
Albright is a supportive, 24/7 residential community with more than 70 student groups, honor societies, and clubs; Greek life; and a variety of affinity houses—all offering opportunities for leadership and service. More than 30% of undergraduates participate on Albright’s 24 varsity athletic teams, for which the quality of your educational experience and successful degree completion are priorities. Albright’s four-year shared community living experience aims to enhance students’ social, intellectual, and interpersonal growth, resulting in better grades and outcomes.

The Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts at Albright College is a gathering place at the heart of our academic community that fosters an on-going dialogue about the arts that is relevant to the intellectual, cultural, and personal lives of our students. With its unique interdisciplinary environment of classrooms, studios, galleries, and performing spaces, the Center for the Arts provides a nexus for artists and their audiences that supports the wide variety of artistic and scholarly activities in which we engage. It’s the place where we are creating, capturing human stories, the Albright Stories!



Top Ranked National Liberal Arts College | U.S. News & World Report 2023


Top 45 National Colleges for Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report


Best Colleges in the Northeast | Princeton Review 2023

Arts at Albright

Take advantage of Albright’s digital CADD technology and recording/artistic studios; showcase your work through the college’s art galleries, record label, and radio station; or become a member of a variety of musical, dance, and theatrical groups.

Academic Programs
• Art
• Arts Administration
• Art History
• Costume Design
• Design & Merchandising
• Digital Media
• Digital Studio Art
• English-Theatre
• Entertainment Industry
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Merchandising
• Film & Video
• Music
• Music Business
• Music Industry Studies
• Photography
• Theatre

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