Art Majors & Programs

The Art Department offers a BFA or BS degree in a tightly integrated curriculum that recognizes the value of fine art both as an end in itself and as an integral part of creative careers.

BFA Major

The Art Department offers:

Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Art and Design

SUNY Oneonta's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Art and Design is a professional degree for students who plan to pursue a career as fine artists or in established or emerging industries such as graphic design, web media, illustration, animation and photography.

With a focus on immersive professional work and portfolio development, this program will prepare you for a career in the arts and/or admission to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. BFA students concentrate their studies in one of the following tracks:

Animation and Illustration
Digital and Studio Art
Graphic and Web Design
Visual Culture

Portfolio review is required for acceptance into the BFA program.

BS Major

The Art Department offers:

Bachelors of Science Degree in Digital and Studio Art

Portfolio review is not required for acceptance into the BS program.


The Art Department Offers

Minors in: ArtComputer ArtArt History

The Place to Be

With the studio art classes capped at 20 students and with well-equipped facilities, faculty can concentrate on helping each individual student reach their own unique creative voice. Consequently, students can focus on the development of competent portfolios of artwork to further their studies and careers after graduation.

Students have card access to the studios outside of class time, and classroom work is enhanced by exhibitions, conferences, internships, museum/gallery trips, and international travel classes.

Art & Scope Fall '21

The art and literary magazine created by the Art & Scope student organization at SUNY Oneonta.

Fast Fact

15:1 students to faculty
Student/Faculty Ratio
15:1 students per one faculty
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