Art Department

Digital Art and Design
Graphic, Web, 3D Modeling & Animation
Printmaking: Woodcut, Intaglio, Serigraphy
Studio Art
Sculpture Bronze Foundry
Sculpture: Traditional and Digital
Darkroom Photography
Photography: Darkroom & Digital

Watch this video to meet faculty specializing in painting and drawing, photography, graphic design, animation and art history; see some of our students' artwork; and get a behind-the scenes tour of our art facilities.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2020

The annual student exhibition is online this year with artwork ranging from digital and traditional art.  It includes student work from the previous year, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, illustration, 3D animation, ceramics, digital art, and drawing. Over $3000 in awards were distributed to students. You may find it by following this link


Art Conference 2020 Poster

Art Conference 2020

The annual Art Conference is online this year.
You may find it by following this link


Spring 2020: Student Access To The Art Studios

First, please read the message on COVID-19 above.

Student Studio access for our majors and those enrolled in Art Department classes is turned on. This means that students can use their card keys to gain access into the Fine Arts Building to pick up their supplies and in-progress projects from the studios.

ALL LOCKERS SHOULD BE CLEARED OUT. Students who have supplies and projects stored in lockers (in studios, or locker rooms) should clear these out.  Take the padlocks on the lockers too.

The time period for building access will be from 9 AM to 3 PM during the days that students are assigned to be on campus.  Students will have card access into the building at either the Gallery Entrance or the Service Drive Entrance on the Ravine Parkway side.  

Please make sure that all doors are locked behind you when you are done.

The Art Department offers a BFA in Art & Design, and a BS in Digital & Studio Art
with a range of courses, from introductory to advanced in

Digital Art Design Drawing Painting Graphic Design
Sculpture Web Design Printmaking 3D Modeling
Animation & Gaming Illustration
Art History Ceramics

The visual arts represent one of the basic means of human communication. In its courses, programs and facilities, the SUNY Oneonta Art Department provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in the methods and theories in the creation and study of the visual arts.

In and outside the classroom, students have the opportunity to engage with the secrets of art, and to cultivate their talent in small classes guided by dedicated professors. State-of-the-art studios, exhibition spaces and computer art labs support a thriving community of nearly 250 art students.


Department Chair: Yolanda Sharpe

Department Administrative Assistant: Lorraine Bissell

222 Fine Arts, Oneonta, NY 13820 

Tel: 607-436-3717

Did you Know?

SUNY Oneonta's Digital Art Program is ranked No. 2 on's 2021 "Best Digital Arts Colleges in New York" list.

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