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Art at New Paltz

For more than half a century, the State University of New York at New Paltz has been well known for its professional art programs and its distinguished faculty of practicing artists and designers who help students pursue creative interests and prepare for careers in the various art disciplines.

At the undergraduate level, all students enter the department as a Bachelor of Science (BS) major. A student may focus on a particular discipline or take an interdisciplinary approach to their studio coursework. Once a student completes foundational and basic studio coursework, he or she may then apply to a particular Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, remain in the BS program, or pursue the more liberal arts-oriented Bachelor of Arts (BA). The Art Department offers a number of degree programs to accommodate student interests. 

The Master of Fine Arts degree program is a 60-hour program specializing in Ceramics, Metal, Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Our MFA programs maintain a tradition of excellence, involving cutting-edge artists, historians, critics and curators. New Paltz is regularly included among the best schools in the Northeast and its Metals program has consistently been ranked as the best in the nation.

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FPA in the Spotlight

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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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