Students in the Department of Art at SUNY New Paltz have the opportunity to choose from a number of art disciplines for studio and lecture classes, seminars, or as a major area of study. These disciplines have specific plans of study, professional faculty, unique curriculums, and designated facilities. All students entering the Art Department as freshman begin in the Foundations program which will orient the student to the department and help them develop fundamental skills necessary to move into basic studios. Transfer students should review the Admissions page to determine requirements.
At the undergraduate level, all students enter the program as Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts majors. This allows the student to concentrate in a particular program or to take an interdisciplinary approach. Once in the Art Department, the student may then apply to a particular Bachelor of Fine Arts program or remain in the BA or BS program. The Art Department offers a number of degree programs to accommodate your decision. Please read the Overview for further information on degrees offered.
The following list may prove helpful in understanding this process:
- Acceptance into SUNY New Paltz
- Acceptance into the Art Department by portfolio
- Complete the Foundation year and some basic studios as a BS or BA student
- Apply to a BFA program or continue in the BS/BA.
- Complete plan of study for your major
Art Department Programs: