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
Square feet of shared space
For work, critiques, and exhibitions
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.
Undergraduate Visit Opportunities
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
Emeritus Professor David R. MacDonald to Receive Honorary Degree at 2023 Commencement
David R. MacDonald, internationally renowned artist and professor emeritus of ceramics in the School of Art, will be recognized with an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Syracuse University at the 2023 Commencement on Sunday, May 14, at the JMA Wireless Dome. Read More...
Two VPA Students Named Winners in Graduate Dean’s Research and Creative Works Competition
Two College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students were among the eight master’s and doctoral program students selected as winners of the 2023 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work competition. The awards are presented annually by Syracuse University’s Graduate School to recognize overall graduate-level academic excellence and outstanding research initiatives and creative activity. Read More...
School of Art Students Exhibit Drawings at Syracuse University Libraries
On display through April 16 in Syracuse University Libraries' Biblio Gallery, the exhibition features work by students in Professor Sarah McCoubrey's Second Year Studio course.