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.


Brooks Lecture Series Continues in November

Geologist Christopher McRoberts to study mass extinction on Nov. 9.

Professor Helps Maya Artisans Rediscover Their Past, Build a Future

Maya pottery made using 3,000-year-old techniques are on display at Dowd Gallery

College to Host ‘Art and Everything’ Series in 2016-17

Lectures, films, readings and art displays will focus on this year's theme.

Cortland Athlete-Turned-Artist Exhibits at Dowd Gallery

The 1999 grad's painting display "Fade to Gray" opened Aug. 29.

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.


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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