a balance of technical proficiency and creative exploration

Painting & Drawing

The dynamic relationship between painting and drawing forms the core of the BFA program. Our curriculum encourages a balance of technical proficiency and creative exploration with a wide range of subjects, materials, and formats. Emphasis is placed on conceptualization and process, as well as finished products. Initial focus on technique and tradition evolves into an increasing concern with content, experimental approaches, and contemporary issues. Students progress from a structure of challenging assignments to independent projects.

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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…