Art at New Paltz
For over half a century, SUNY New Paltz has been widely known for its highly professional art program and its distinguished faculty of practicing artists who help students pursue creative interests and prepare for careers in the various art disciplines. The SUNY New Paltz Department of Art offers wide choices between professional and liberal arts course work at the undergraduate level, and it includes comprehensive graduate programs in ceramics, metal, painting/drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.
A Location of Opportunities
The Art Department at SUNY New Paltz is uniquely enhanced by the location of the university in the heart of New York's historic Hudson Valley. The initial home of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School of Painting, the region continues to be an active site of cultural opportunities with many artists and artistic organizations in residence. The proximity of New Paltz to New York City provides students with a wide range of artistic and educational opportunities. Class sponsored field trips and other special events connect students to both historical and contemporary art.