Department of Art and Art History
In the Department of Art and Art History at the University at Albany we provide an
environment in which you will develop your creative skills, have the freedom
to grow artistically, and be challenged to reach beyond your limits.
programs aim to foster a challenging and innovative learning environment,
support creative and academic exploration, provide technical and
professional mentoring, and promote faculty and student excellence.
Degrees in Studio Art and Art History prepare students by developing
strong visual skills, keen critical reasoning,
and an understanding of broad historical and social themes. At both
the undergraduate and graduate levels we encourage the freedom necessary
for creativity by offering flexible programs, a wide-open working
environment, and a committed faculty that represents a diverse set
of artistic backgrounds. Our curriculum encourages students to develop
their own unique visual expression as well as an understanding of
the role art plays in contemporary culture.
Offering instruction in Art History,
digital art, drawing, painting, photography,
printmaking, and sculpture, the Department
of Art and Art History at UAlbany is a community of talented,
creative individuals committed to redefining
the boundaries of art and to expanding
our perspective through rigorous study.