The Foundation Year is an entire experience. It is more than a series of classes.

Foundation Year Mission

The Foundation Year is an entire experience. It is more than a series of classes. Students are challenged to ask critical questions in art, craft, and design and interrogate their roles as thinkers, makers, and participants in visual culture. Assumptions are challenged, risk taking is encouraged, new concepts explored, techniques developed, traditional and digital studio methods and media are explored.

Foundation emphasizes community and collaboration through program-wide activities and events. The Foundation Year experience prepares first-year students for creative and critical participation in their lives and provides a basis for continued study in all areas of art and design.
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In the Spotlight

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Award-winning musical "Rent" to be performed

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz proudly presents Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical, "Rent," from Nov. 13-15 & Nov. 20-22 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 & Nov….


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Students and faculty team up for "Piano Riot" performance

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Piano Riot: Music for Four and Six Hands," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Julien J. Studley Theatre…