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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"Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios Analysis to Prediction to Realization"

John Storyk, Co Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group, will discuss the recent evolution of recording studios and audio content creation, Saturday March 28 from 4-6 p.m. in Lecture Center 103...


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Stage performance stimulates conversation about issues in the veteran community

The Lucid Body Theatre company brought their production, "The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre," to New Paltz's Parker Theatre on March 10. The performance was directed by Faye Simpson,…


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Women's Summit brings alumnae and thought leaders to campus for panel discussions on success

The College welcomed 32 women scholars and business leaders, the vast majority of whom are New Paltz alumnae, for a summit entitled "Successful Women: What Does It Take?" on March…


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