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
An Artistic Homecoming for Art Alumna Achala Wali
An ongoing exhibition at Syracuse's Everson Museum of Art spotlighting hometown artists represents something of a homecoming for Achala Wali '75. Wali's complex, layered drawings—including several new pieces—are featured in "Surface Densities;" she is one of six local artists selected to have work displayed as part of the Everson's
Part Tree, Part Sculpture—Can a Professor’s Artwork Support Sustainability Conversations?
Professor Sam Van Aken's living gallery sparks creative and practical thinking about climate change and food security.