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 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. In the completion stage of renovation, much of the Art Department spaces are incomplete, including brand new drawing and painting studios, with digital technologies. Our photography facilities include a digital studio of 18 computers, a digital printing studio and final prep space for completed work, darkroom space for B&W as well as experimental, and state of the art photo studios with lighting and backdrops. Another popular studio space is Printmaking, which features the full range of traditional printmaking technologies as well as new methods such as photopolymer, letterpress printing and book arts as well as a 15 seat digital studio with specialty printers and a laser cutter. Tyler Hall also supports foundation classes in digital media as well as illustration. Students use a digital studio with 25 workstations, projection, smart board, and high definition viewing options for critique and demonstration. Adjacent to the studio is a dedicated print studio with high-end document system as well as ink jet printers. Included Tyler Hall are student studios for advance students and an open studio with computers, ink jet printers, and materials for cutting and assembling projects for display.

Hewitt Union

Formerly known as the college's student union, Hewitt is a temporary home to ceramics, sculpture, 2-D design, and the department’s woodshop. While these are temporary spaces, they include all the necessary tools, equipment, space, and lighting needed to support our BFA programs. These areas will be back in Tyler beginning in January 2019 (Sculpture and Design) and August 2019 (Ceramics)

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/