Facilities

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 and interaction 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 Department of Art and 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. With the recently completed interior renovation of the building, the Department of Art and Design's spaces are brand new. All studios have digital technologies and are stocked with new furniture and equipment. The drawing design and painting studios are spacious, with high ceilings and ample storage for works in progress. Our photography facilities include a digital studio of 18 computers, a digital printing studio and final prep space for completed work, and a darkroom space for B&W and experimental development. Included in the photography suite are two state-of-the-art photo studios with lighting and backdrops. Printmaking is another popular studio space, which features the full range of traditional printmaking technologies and new methods such as photopolymer, letterpress printing, book arts, and a 12 seat digital studio with specialty printers.

Tyler Hall also supports foundation classes in digital media as well as illustration. Students use a digital studio with 20+ workstations and projection, smart board, and high-definition viewing options for critique and demonstration. Adjacent to the studio is a dedicated print studio with a high-end document system and inkjet printers. 

Tyler Hall includes student studios for advanced students and an open studio with computers, inkjet printers, and materials for cutting and assembling projects for display.

Tyler Art Gallery
Located on the first floor of Tyler Hall, the gallery features exhibitions by professional artist, department faculty, as well as students. For a full description of Tyler Art Gallery, visit https://www.oswego.edu/tyler-art-gallery/