Amherst's academic departments and programs provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience.

Art and the History of Art

Art & the History of Art

Whether you’re interested in making art or learning about its history, our challenging curriculum and supportive faculty can help you discover your artistic path.


Film & Media Studies

With a dual emphasis on critical analysis and creative practice, our courses situate the moving-image within a wider history of media.

Peer Gynt

Theater & Dance

Whether you’re interested in dancing or acting, plays and playwriting, choreography, directing or design, we invite you to learn and create with us.