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Departments & Areas of Study

Your creative career starts here.

Fuel your artistic endeavors and increase your value with a degree from the School of Fine & Performing Arts.


Create, learn and master professional skills in your preferred medium, or begin your journey to becoming an educator.

Theatre Arts

Evolve to your fullest potential while exploring performance, design/technology or theatre arts in a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community.


Join a community of musicians immersed in the creation and performance of music. We teach our students to think broadly with an open mind, and to be flexible in their creativity.

Art History

Dedicated teachers committed to research and scholarship, close student-faculty interaction and critical, analytical interpretation of world art traditions await you in the Art History Department.

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The exhibition of a current Master of Fine Arts candidate and a recent MFA alumna is the subject of a recent article in one of the world’s leading contemporary art publications.
Jennifer Poroye placed third in the Adela and Larry Elow American Songbook High School Competition, part of the 1st Virtual Cabaret Convention, with her rendition of "Misty."
The first issue of Assembly was published to celebrate the work and accomplishments of students from the studio art program at SUNY New Paltz.

The Dorsky Museum


Our curriculum offers a learning community led by dedicated teachers with active professional lives as artists, designers, performers, composers, scholars and teachers.

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