BA Art

The Art Department is dedicated to providing a stimulating, intellectually challenging, diverse and nurturing learning environment in which students can develop their technical expertise, creativity and confidence in creating art.  The curriculum and the faculty will inspire a lifelong interest in the visual arts and students will have the tools to achieve their highest professional aspirations.(Mission Statement ‘20).

The art department offers comprehensive degree programs in the creation and history of art. Students obtain a solid foundation in studio and art history, acquire broad experience in a variety of media, and concentrate in the areas of their choice. With faculty as mentors, students develop skills, creativity, aesthetic awareness, and knowledge in preparation for a variety of careers.

The John Myers Building has twelve well-equipped art studios, including two full computer labs for digital photography and graphic design. Through in-depth experience with processes such as bronze and iron casting in sculpture, electronic art, lithography in printmaking, ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography, students are prepared for graduate school or art careers.

Art studio students have ample opportunity to exhibit their work, both on-campus in the galleries of the John Myers Building and off-campus with the annual SUNY-wide Student Art Exhibition as well as undergraduate student exhibitions at the Frederic Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, NY and the Lower Adirondack Regional Art Center in Glens Falls, NY. Students experience professional art firsthand through the notable Plattsburgh State Art Museum, which includes three galleries, a sculpture court, an outdoor sculpture park and terrace, and installations in other public spaces throughout the campus. There are about 10,000 historical and contemporary works of art, representing a variety of western and non-western cultures. The Art Museum is complemented by a strong print library and film and video collections.

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$30,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time