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.


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.

Dowd Exhibition Explores ‘Natural States’

The exhibition curators represent Mixed Greens gallery in New York City.

Exhibition to Depict Lingering Effects of War

One artist expresses war's indelible impression on the Belgian countryside.

Best of SUNY Art Exhibition Features Two Students

Works by Patricia Endy and Giotto Zampogna now are on display.

Student to Publish Children’s Book

One can never be too young to appreciate history, according to Denise Seidler.


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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