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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The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre

The Office of the President, the Division of Enrollment Management, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the Office of Veteran and Military Services presents: The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in Parker Theatre.


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Fighting for Survival: SUNY New Paltz presents The Trojan Women

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz presents Euripides’ tragedy, The Trojan Women, Feb. 26 – March 8, in Parker Theatre located on the New Paltz campus. The…


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Art history professor releases new book on Gothic art and Romantic literature

Kerry Dean Carso, associate professor of art history, has written “American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature,” published by the University of Wales Press. The book…


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