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Department of Art

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Upcoming Events

There will be an Art Department Field Trip to the National Gallery of Canada on Wednesday, November 29. Seats are limited. Learn more about this trip and other upcoming events here.

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Graphic Design & New Media Major

SUNY Potsdam now offers new baccalaureate programs in the vibrant and growing field of graphic design and media arts. The College's Department of Art offers two tracks in the major-one leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, and another leading to the rigorous Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Romi Sebald '85

Alumna Romi Sebald ’85 came to SUNY Potsdam as a freshman in 1981 and never left. Now 35 years later, Sebald is the collections manager for The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam... read more.

Upcoming Events

There will be an Art Department Field Trip to the National Gallery of Canada on Wednesday, November 29. Seats are limited. Learn more about this trip and other upcoming events here.

Our art students live, create and study in a unique art environment within the context of a stimulating liberal arts tradition.

Art students have the advantage of working closely and sharing ideas with other creative people in music, dance, drama and writing. This total art environment provides a challenging stimulus and has given the SUNY Potsdam art program a reputation for excellence.

Art graduates are prepared to continue learning on the graduate level or pursue a wide range of professions. SUNY Potsdam students have developed careers in the fine arts, art administration, art therapy, digital design, K-12 and university teaching, illustration, museum curation, audio visual administration, publishing, gallery ownership, interior design, architecture, commercial printing, pattern making, photojournalism and studio ceramics.

“I gained so much direction and guidance from the creative minds of SUNY Potsdam’s art professors — they put me on the fast track into a bright and shining future.”

- Jillian Petercsak, Art Studio Alum