Art and Art History Department

The art and art history curriculum develops critical thinking skills and creative problem solving by immersing you in the history and making of visual art.

You’ll benefit from small, engaging classes taught in modern studios designed for sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, printmaking, weaving, surface design and digital art.

In addition to numerous study abroad opportunities, you also
can experience hands-on learning with internships in the fashion industry and at graphic design firms, galleries and museums. The Beard Gallery on Main Street in Cortland allows you to showcase your art while the Dowd Gallery on campus exposes you to exhibits by faculty and visiting artists.

When you graduate with a Cortland art or art history degree, you will be well prepared to launch your career in professional art, design or photography; in academic, curatorial or arts management positions; or in a range of other fields related to art.


Deadline nears to volunteer for portraits

Planned diversity posters around campus will share the rich variety of university life.

South Korean artist to display sculpture

A Dowd Gallery exhibition by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor opens Oct. 14.

Spanish artist to discuss depiction of immigration

Juan Gallego's forthcoming graphic novel, The Plague, deals with tragic events.

Actor William Fichtner to screen new movie on campus

Several scenes of “Cold Brook” were filmed at SUNY Cortland.

Prihodova named Dowd Gallery director

Jaroslava Prihodova has served as interim director since 2017.


Art Exhibition Association

To promote the involvement and activities concerning the Cortland Art Community, such as films, speakers, workshops, exhibitions and other related activities.

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