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Art Education Program

Housed within the Department of Art in the School of Fine & Performing Arts, the Art Education Program is a vibrant community of dedicated professors and students involved in creative work and independent scholarship. The program is contemporary in its approaches to best practices in curriculum and theory.

Our majors share studios and equipment with Fine Arts majors and are taught by the Department of Art's internationally renowned faculty. Many of our students pursue dual baccalaureate degrees in Fine Art and Art Education, or minor in Art History, making them more marketable when they enter the job market.

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In the Spotlight

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Interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts named to Walkway Over the Hudson board of directors

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization recently voted to add five new directors to its board—including New Paltz’s very own Paul Kassel, interim dean of the School of…


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College honors outstanding grads

SUNY New Paltz honored students with Outstanding Graduate Awards at a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Multi-Purpose Room. Students representing all five of New Paltz’s schools – the…


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Artist lands dream job after New Paltz

Amanda Reardon ’06 ’11g Major(s): Art education, ceramics (undergraduate), Art studio (graduate) Occupation: Ceramics teacher, Wappingers Falls Central School District (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) “I am very lucky to have landed…