Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Arts, Media, & Culture

Artistic expression opens up the ability to examine humanity at its core. From documentary to paint, journalism to dance—all forms of art and media have the power to preserve and transform culture. The ways in which this may engage social change are endless. Storytelling has historically been used to convey realities and raise critical awareness. Mural paintings can serve as large-scale tools for advocacy and reclamation. Literature and music change the ways in which we share information and look at the world. As a common point of reference, arts, media, and culture ultimately bring people together in viewership, production, and experience and can serve as a critical avenue of social action and change.


Key Faculty & Staff


Student Groups


Relevant Courses:


On-Campus Opportunities

  • VISIBILITY Magazine
  • Write for the arts section of the Swarthmore Phoenix
  • Write for Voices
  • Write for the Swarthmore Review | Contact Leo Elliot ‘19
  • Work in the Intercultural Center

Off-Campus Opportunities


  • Storyboard - Storyboard was founded by Rebecca Castillo, Ariana Hoshino, and Tiye Pulley in 2017. Funded by the Project Pericles grant, Storyboard offers affordable programs to underserved youth in urban areas. Throughout these programs, students will learn how to use photography, filmmaking, writing, and graphic design to share their stories and impact their communities by highlight important social justice issues. If interested, contact: Rebecca Castillo ‘20 

Arts, Media, & Culture Lang Center Associate

Rebecca Castillo

Lang Center Associate for Arts, Media, & Culture