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.

Undergraduate Majors

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Graduate Degree Programs

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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

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    Featured News

    Studio Arts Major Shares What It’s Like to Study Art at Syracuse University

    Madelyne Joan (Maddie) Chiarolanzio is able to double-major in studio arts and psychology thanks to the School of Art's B.S. studio arts program, which allows you to balance an intensive studio art experience along with another academic area of study. Read More...

  • A photograph of a closed eye

    Faculty News

    Susan D'Amato, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, is exhibiting work in the virtual show "Liminal" at Portland's Verum Ultimum Art Gallery.

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    VPA Announces Spring 2021 Dean’s List

    The following undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts were among those named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours and earn at least a 3.6 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. Read More...

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