Art and Art History
Develop your creative skills, have the freedom to grow artistically and intellectually, and be challenged to reach beyond your limits.
The Department offers degrees in Studio Art (BA, MA, and MFA) and Art History (BA) that aim to foster a challenging and innovative learning environment, support creative and academic exploration in visual studies, provide academic and professional mentoring, and promote student excellence. A team of professionally active, committed faculty prepare students for careers in the arts by developing strong visual skills, keen critical reasoning, and an understanding of broad historical and social themes and challenges.
Art and Art History at UAlbany benefits from our central location in the northeastern corridor. There are three extensive art collections and institutions in the immediate area — all of which offer internship opportunities for our students. Our campus is 2.5 hours away from both New York City and Boston, giving students access to the best museums and art galleries in the country. An equally extensive program of visiting artists, critics, and scholars from these cultural centers visit the UAlbany campus each semester.