The SUNY Oswego Department of Art and Design aims to provide serious students of art with the tools needed to create foundations for the future.
The department seeks ambitious students who wish to gain knowledge through hands-on experiences, combining art history and contemporary developments within the field to understand the past and speculate upon the future.
The State University of New York at Oswego is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
By working with art history, studio art, graphic design, illustration, and interaction design, students are given opportunities to expand their artistic horizons, define and use current methodologies and firmly grasp the importance of their work in multiple aspects of modern society. Students and faculty boldly explore the tangible and the rhetorical dimensions of art.
At Oswego, students can elect degree programs that include the bachelor of arts (BA) in art, with tracks in studio art, art history, graphic design, illustration, and interaction design. The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in studio art has two tracks students can choose from, one in fine arts and one in illustration. The department also offers BFA degrees in graphic design and interaction design. Students earning a BFA degree can stay for the master's in art teaching (MAT) in art education. There is also the opportunity to earn a minor in art, art history, photography, graphic design, illustration, museum studies, arts management, or expressive arts therapy.