Come study at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the SUNY system. Our MFA and MA programs exceed traditional boundaries and encourage diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields.
We offer competitive and fully funded teaching assistantships with health insurance. Funding options include full tuition scholarships for MFA students and university funding opportunities for MA students.
Resources include a tier-one research university, the Beijing Graduate Exchange, Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts, studio space, access to departmental and interdisciplinary facilities, curatorial opportunities, and gallery space.
The MFA program provides an opportunity for students to combine creative work with scholarly interests to define their own unique practice. Faculty mentorship forms the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits by artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
The MA in Visual Studies is designed for students interested in visual culture, art history, critical theory, and science technology studies. This program combines scholarly and creative investigation of the production, circulation, and impact of visual and emergent forms.
From 2018 to 2020, Nick Cave will be one of our artists in residence. Explore our visiting artist speaker series, programs and read about our accomplished alumni.
Full-time faculty include Marc Böhlen, Millie Chen, Maximillian Goldfarb, Berin Golonu, Adele Henderson, George Afredzi Hughes, Matt Kenyon, Christopher Lee, Joan Linder, Gary Nickard, John Opera, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Stephanie Rothenberg, David Shirm, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, T. Triandos, Paul Vanouse, and Livingston V. Watrous.