What will I learn?

The art and art history curriculum will develop your critical thinking skills and creative problem solving abilities by immersing you in the history and making of visual art. You’ll learn the importance of the art object in society as a means of both individual and cultural expression.

What Will I Learn?

You’ll benefit from small, engaging classes taught in modern studios designed for

Sculpture Art critique


Painting and drawing

Two-dimensional design


Fibre art

Digital art

Exploring art traditions of the world

Concentration Options

Art History

Studio Art

Art History foundation courses provide a systematic exploration of the major art traditions of the world. Upper-division courses — 200-level and above — introduce the student to more intensive study of the art of a particular period or region through a variety of approaches and techniques of art historical analysis. ATH 429: Advanced Topics in Art History often is used to meet the special interests of students and take advantage of new art discoveries and major exhibitions.

The diverse interests of Cortland's Art History faculty provide the student with opportunities to broaden global and multicultural awareness through an understanding of artistic achievement in our own and other cultures

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


School of Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Office,

Old Main, Room 124,


New York,

13045, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Candidates for admission must graduate from a secondary school program or present a General Equivalency Diploma. Preparation for freshman candidates should include the following: English: 4 units, Social Studies: 4 units, Mathematics: 3-4 units, Science: 3-4 units, Foreign Language: 3-4 units.

For international students

Students must have graduated from a secondary school program.

They also must have the following requirements:

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language: IBT 79

IELTS International English Language Testing System: Band 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.