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.

Learn more »


In the Spotlight

F&PA

Student work on display at Veteran Arts Showcase

Undergraduate student Adelia Roberts '15 (Painting & Drawing) is among a handful of artists who will have their work featured at this year's Veteran Arts Showcase, from Nov. 21-23, at…


F&PA

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….


F&PA

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…