The facilities available to students in the School of Communication, Media and the Arts open doors to new and exciting art forms. Students enrolled in programs within the Art Department at SUNY Oswego are given the opportunity to work in real studios and display work in professional galleries. Spaces throughout the department are specialized to support and endorse the advancement and experience of students wishing to succeed.

Lanigan Hall

The graphic design studios and labs are situated in Lanigan Hall, which also houses programs in broadcasting and journalism, and holds large lecture halls used for a number of General Education offerings. The graphic design wing is located on the first floor close to the Center for Communication and Information Technology. These facilities include two lecture/critique rooms and two large digital media labs. Additional facilities include a room for preparing portfolios and framing, a student lounge, a digital photography studio, an audio/video projects studio, and a conference room.  

Tyler Hall

Home to the studio art program for over 60 years, Tyler Hall is undergoing renovation throughout the 2014-16 academic year. While this is going on, we are happy to be in newly created temporary facilities in Hewitt and Wilber Hall that rival our home spaces.

Hewitt Union

Formerly known as the college's student union, Hewitt is a temporary home to the art, music and theatre departments during Tyler's renovations. Printmaking, design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and the department's wood shop will be housed there. Included in the mix of facilities are two state-of-the-art digital media spaces as well as two high-end digital print studios that support all areas of the department. Faculty offices will be housed near the main office for the department. 


Located near the Shineman Center, drawing, painting, traditional illustration and advance design will be housed in Wilber Hall. As with Hewitt Union and Lanigan, studios are steeped in current technologies and offer students a professional environment to work in. Facilities will include a digital media studio with high-end printers to support students working in mixed media and emerging technologies.