Department of Art
In the Art Department at the University at Albany we provide an environment where you can develop your creative skills, have the freedom to grow artistically, and the opportunity to stretch your limits.
Our 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 Art Department at UAlbany is a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and to expanding our perspective through rigorous study.