Art [Art History or Studio Art] Major

The art and art history curriculum will develop your critical thinking skills and creative problem solving abilities by immersing you in the history and making of visual art. You’ll learn the importance of the art object in society as a means of both individual and cultural expression.

Career Potential

  • Professional artist
  • Designer or photographer
  • Lecturer or professor  
  • Curator or gallery director

What Will I Learn?

You’ll benefit from small, engaging classes taught in modern studios designed for

  • SculptureArt critique
  • Ceramics
  • Painting and drawing
  • Two-dimensional design
  • Printmaking
  • Fiber art
  • Digital art
  • Exploring art traditions of the world

Concentration Options

If you think you’d like to be an art historian or a curator, you’ll broaden your multicultural awareness by better understanding artistic achievement in our own and other cultures.

Shooting for a well-rounded degree in the field of art? This is perfect if you plan on pursuing a generalized career in art or are preparing for graduate study.

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Special Features

  • Numerous study abroad opportunities
  • Hands-on learning with internships in the fashion industry and at graphic design firms, galleries and museums.
  • Faculty studios in close proximity to student studios
  • View exhibits by faculty and visiting artists at the Dowd Gallery on campus

Art Club at Raquette Lake

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities:

  • Summer international study programs
  • Internships
  • Visiting artists and lecturers program
  • Cooperative Work-Study program

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 224
Phone: 607-753-4316
Fax: 607-753-5967

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

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