The School of Art & Design offers a 4-year, professional degree program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). This program provides opportunities to combine studies in ceramic art, art history, drawing, painting, photography, expanded media, and sculpture/dimensional studies. Expanded media consists of graphic design, print media, video and sonic arts. Sculpture/dimensional studies includes glass, neon, metal, paper, robotics, stone, and wood.
The School of Art & Design is a growing community of artists, designers and students dedicated to the teaching, creation, research, exhibition and communication of fine art and design. Our location, in rural Western New York, has few distractions and is a great place to make art.
Drawing is a fundamental means of visual expression. BFA students gain visual literacy through required drawing sections in the foundation and sophomore years. Advanced and special topics courses are offered junior and senior years. Students may choose drawing as an independent senior studio. Foundation and sophomore drawing focuses on building visual vocabulary. Through observation, composition, and materials studies students gain competence in the basic language of two dimensional form. Advanced and special topics courses explore the many expressive possibilities found in contemporary drawing. Traditional, conceptual and experimental approaches allow students to realize projects in a variety of techniques and media. Seniors can choose drawing as an independent studio concentration.