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.
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
Art Exhibition at Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to Feature Two VPA Artists
College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Professor Emeritus David R. MacDonald and Jessica McGhee '19, who is currently enrolled in VPA's graduate art therapy program, were among the four artists selected to express the celebration theme of “Civil Rights and the City of Syracuse” as part of the Jan....
School of Art Students Gain Unique Opportunity to Draw Modern and Ancient Lifeforms
Through a collaboration with Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, students in School of Art Professor Susan D'Amato's "Drawing Nature" class visit Professor Linda Ivany and the Paleontology Lab to work with actual fossils, study and draw their forms, and learn about them in the process.
Ann Clarke, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art and dean emerita of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in the article "Lessons of Empathy" on the website of Dementia Spring, which supports artists and arts organizations who raise awareness about dementia and...