First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Men's Soccer Classic - Alfred vs. Morrisville
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Soccer Classic - Oswego State vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
One of the select art departments to earn accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Department at SUNY Oswego seeks students ready for demanding programs that offer opportunity for diversity and focus. We seek fearless students wanting to be among the select few that can understand where the world has been, define the world as it is today, and speculate on the world of tomorrow.
Our majors and programs train students for careers in many professionsincluding studio art, graphic design, web design, multimedia, illustration, photography, ceramics, museum studies, expressive arts therapy and arts management. Many students, especially those inthe competitive Bachelor of Fine Arts program, go on to graduate studies, including in our Master of Arts Teaching program.
Facilities in Tyler Hall include two galleries and studios as diverse as ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography and foundation design. The building also houses a woodshop and digital imaging lab. The graphic design program in Lanigan Hall is close to the Center for Communication and Information Technology, and provides ready access to digital media labs, audio/video projects studio and a portfolio preparation and framing studio.
Majors and Programs
Students can elect to major in Studio Art, Graphic Design or Art History within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.
Students in the BA program pursue multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary study, and can major or minor in a second subject such as arts management, psychology, cognitive science, broadcasting, public relations, communications, advertising and marketing, technology education and information science, to name a few.
For talented students seeking a demanding program with a high degree of focus, the BFA offers in-depth study of either Studio Art or Graphic Design. The BFA is limited to select students chosen through a separate application process. Students seeking admission into our BFA programs need to demonstrate an aptitude for hard work evidenced by a strong well-presented portfolio, exemplary academic performance and solid writing skills.
Students also pursue advance study through our Master's in Art program which involves intensive creative work culminating in a master's thesis exhibition. We also collaborate with our School of Education for a Master of Arts in Teaching Art program for future teachers.
Students exhibit, collaborate and work closely with professors and younger students -- even those of elementary school age -- in a vibrant department abounding with opportunities for interaction.
Student groups like Arts Alive!, Break Thru Design and the Student Art Exhibition Committee encourage exhibitions and field trips. Showcase opportunities include our annual juried exhibition, BFA exhibits each semester for those graduating and another for master of arts in teaching students. Student work attracts the campus, community and media to the galleries in Tyler Hall and at Oswego State Downtown, an extension of the College Book Store.
One effort to reach the surrounding community had student artists teaming with Oswego City School District teachers and fourth-graders in Kingsford Elementary School for an adopt-a-school project. The program supported several of the the School of Communication, Media and the Arts’ goals, including finding meaningful ways to assist local schools and artists, teaching the importance of sharing talent and time in the community, and introducing the academic and artistic culture of a college campus to young students.
Our talented and decorated professionals demonstrate the width, depth and vitality of possibilities available to students themselves. Examples include:
- The department chair, Cythina Clabough, exhibits work on the regional and national level in juried, group and solo shows, and has worked as a freelance graphic designer/illustrator and computer prepress consultant.
- Juan Perdiguero is an active mixed media artist whose work merging photography, drawing, painting and printmaking appears nationally and internationally in numerous exhibitions at commercial galleries, alternative art spaces and museums.
- Art historian Lisa Seppi has an extensive background in museum curation, with research and teaching interests spanning modern and contemporary European and American art, race and gender, Native American art and culture, feminist art history and museum studies.
- Other faculty work in ceramics, digital photography, installation art, printmaking, painting, art history and more.
Roxanne Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Brewer Thompson, email@example.com
Cynthia Clabough, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Haig, email@example.com
Kelly Roe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Devin Kerr, email@example.com
Jacquelyn Kibbey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorene Quinn, email@example.com
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct Faculty)
Sarah Barnard-Blitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Bartell, email@example.com
Judith Ann Benedict, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Cheney, email@example.com
William DeMott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Flanagan, email@example.com
Lindsey Guile, Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kacie Haynes, Kacie.email@example.com
Stacy Huntington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter Langlois, email@example.com
Lydia Larrabee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindy Ostrow, Mindy.email@example.com
Paul Pearce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Senecal, email@example.com
Barbara Stout, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our art and graphic design graduates work in wide variety of careers. Some go on to museums, galleries, advertising agencies, media companies, graphic design firms and more. Others pursue self-employed studio work. They find opportunities in photography, illustration, digital design, information science, education, motion graphics, integrated media design, book arts and many other fields.