Art and Art History Department - SUNY Cortland

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.


News

College Introduces New Name for Graphic Design and Digital Media Major

Formerly new media design, the major merges a foundation in fine arts with professional training.

Onondaga Nation Litigator Joe Heath to Speak

The fight against natural gas storage under Seneca Lake is one topic on April 7.

Iron Pour to Highlight Dowd Exhibition

The exhibition "Coordinates" includes an April 7 demo on forging metal works.

Professor’s NEA Award to Bring Women’s Group from Belize

Art and Art History Professor Jeremiah Donovan received competitive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

European Union Award Puts College in Select Company

SUNY Cortland will develop a three-year program on the European Union with a grant awarded to three U.S. institutions.

Clubs/Societies

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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