We celebrate being a dynamic art school at a major research university.
The School of Art offers unique and exciting opportunities for students who are passionate about art in all of its diverse possibilities. We teach the next generation of artists–those who are adventurous, complex, precocious, innovative, noisy, reflective, curious, socially conscious, and dedicated to a life in the visual arts.
First Alumnus Graduates
With a degree in painting
Guest artists each year
Via our Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Programs to choose from
Undergraduate and graduate
Our faculty offers rigorous and multi-faceted learning experiences that prepare student-artists for professional and entrepreneurial careers.
We offer state-of-the-art facilities and studios, from the handmade to the digital. Our professionally active faculty fosters internships as well as international and national opportunities and brings the creative industries to the studio. Through guided mentorship, our student-artists craft their own course of study.
Graduate Degree Programs
As a dynamic art school within a major research university, we enable unique intersections of diverse interests within creative communities.
Through social and studio practices, research, and teaching, we promote mastery, interdisciplinarity, student autonomy, and critical global citizenship.
Recent School of Art News
Twelve VPA Faculty Receive 2021 CUSE Grants for Research and Scholarly Projects
Syracuse University’s Office of Research has awarded funds to 12 faculty members in the College of Visual and Performing Arts for the fourth round of the annual internal grant program to provide intramural funding for faculty research and scholarly projects. Read More...
Meet VPA’s 2021 Senior Class Marshals
Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) select two seniors as class marshals to represent the college at Syracuse University’s Commencement. These students reflect high achievement in academics and service to the college and represent those qualities that most distinguish the graduating class. The VPA Class of 2021 class marshals are Nurie Metodieva of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and Alexis Mohammed of the School of Art. Read More...
Fusion of Art and Science Leads to Discovery
After ten years and more than 2,000 lava “pours”—simulated lava flows using a furnace, a crucible and molten rock—Robert Wysocki of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Jeffrey Karson of the College of Arts and Sciences are two of four collaborating authors of a recent paper...