ART Department


Shape Your Creative Universe

The visual arts represent one of the basic means of human communication. In its courses, programs, and facilities the SUNY Oneonta Art Department provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in the methods and theories in the creation and study of the visual arts. The Art Department offers a range of courses, from introductory to advanced in:

Design | Drawing | Painting | Sculpture | Printmaking | New Media | Digital Art | Graphic Design | 3D Modeling | Animation & Gaming | Web Design | Art History | Ceramics | Photography

In and outside the classroom, students have the opportunity to engage with the secrets of art, and to cultivate their talent in small classes guided by dedicated professors. State of the art studios, exhibition spaces, and computer art labs support a thriving community of nearly three hundred art students.

The Art Department offers majors in Art (B.A. and B.S.) and Computer Art (B.A. and B.S), and is firmly committed to Liberal Arts education while at the same time it recognizes the pre-professional interests of many students. To this end, it offers a tightly integrated curriculum that recognizes the value of Fine Art both as an end in itself, and as an integral part of creative careers.

With the studio art classes capped at 20 students and with state of the art facilities, faculty can concentrate on helping each individual student reach their own unique creative voice, and students can focus on the development of competent portfolios of artwork to further their studies and careers after graduation.

Students have card access to the studios outside class time, and classroom work is enhanced by exhibitions, conferences, internships, and travel classes.