• <a href="/live/image/gid/639/width/650/88284_DIV-A1-1012-0015.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88284"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88284_DIV-A1-1012-0015.rev.1619052441.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88284_DIV-A1-1012-0015.rev.1619052441.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88284_DIV-A1-1012-0015.rev.1619052441.jpg" alt="We offer our students an exciting and synergistic learning environment in which to practice the v..." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="665" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> We offer our students an exciting and synergistic learning environment in which to practice the visual arts and to study art in historical and theoretical contexts.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/639/width/650/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88870"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.jpg" alt="70% of L&C students are involved in the arts, including our dynamic orchestra" width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88870_DIV-A5-1013-2039.rev.1622680047.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2130" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> 70% of L&C students are involved in the arts, including our dynamic orchestra</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/639/width/650/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88253"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.jpg" alt="Students performing at Dance X, the fall dance show featuring Lewis & Clark dancers and chore..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88253_87150_Dance_main_image.rev.1618958157.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students performing at Dance X, the fall dance show featuring Lewis & Clark dancers and choreographers.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/639/width/650/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88285"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.jpg" alt="Cabaret in the time of COVID? In November 2020 our Theatre department held an innovative staging ..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/639/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88285_86205_201101-cabaret_1313R8xSc.rev.1619052900.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"><em>Cabare</em>t in the time of COVID? In November 2020 our Theatre department held an innovative staging of the famous musical. </div>

At Lewis & Clark, all students, regardless of major, have access to a conservatory-caliber education in a liberal arts environment—and 70 percent of them participate deeply throughout their time at L&C. Whether that is playing violin in the orchestra, trying a sculpture class, studying poetry with a National Book Award winner, or performing at the Fir Acres Theatre, you can explore the many ways in which art creates meaning and cultivates community. Our deeply talented and committed faculty will provide personal attention and supportive teaching as you develop your skill and imagination. You’ll work hard, and be rewarded with lasting friendships, artistic development, and preparation for an impactful, meaningful life after college.

Student a cappella group.

70%

70% of our students are involved in the arts.

Student painting.

24%

Accomplishment in the arts is important to 24 percent of first-year L&C students, compared to 15 percent at peer institutions.

Art student

5

The average L&C student graduates with an average of five arts courses.

Electronic music class.

53%

Fifty-three percent of our graduates have taken three or more arts courses.


  • I really loved the English department because it in many ways functioned as a hybrid department weaving between creative writing and literary studies. This ability to engage in literature from both of these perspectives still influences the way I think of myself as a writer, academic, and poet.

    Smith “S.” Yarberry BA ’16
    English
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  • Theatre attracts a wide variety of people, both majors and nonmajors, and the community fostered in the classes and productions is like no other I have encountered.

    Haley Wildhirt BA ’22
    Longmont, Colorado
    Theatre, performance concentration
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  • The most important thing I learned at L&C is that art matters, that it has always mattered, and that it will continue to matter.

    Corey Van Landingham BA ’08
    English
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