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.


Ficarra Wins International Study Abroad Award

Julie Ficarra was honored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators in May.

SUNY Cortland's Academic Odd Couples Address Real-World Problems

Student artwork is currently on display on the first floor of Bowers Hall.

Dowd Gallery Opens Student Select Exhibit

The juried annual showcase of student art features 68 works with three prizes pieces.

New Class Takes Break in Cuba

Four students sampled Cuban culture and politics with Professor Jeremiah Donovan.

B.A. and B.F.A. Students to Exhibit at Dowd Gallery

Seniors' ceramics and installation thesis work are on display starting April 10.


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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