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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.

Art

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.

Music

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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News

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Students in the SUNY New Paltz Ceramics Program will partner with Historic Huguenot Street for its “Insight on Site” exhibition.
All are welcome to a new series of virtual lectures organized by the SUNY New Paltz Art History Association, one of the longest-running student clubs on campus.

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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