The Art Department of Stony Brook University offers innovative and dynamic programs in Studio Art and Art History and Criticism. We believe that art must be taught with a critical consciousness of the broad intellectual and social issues of our time. Both graduate and undergraduate curricula benefit from interrelations between the programs.
At the undergraduate level, we offer the B.A. degree in Studio Art, the B.A. in Art History, minors in both areas and the Digital Arts Minor. At the graduate level, we offer a three-year M.F.A. in Studio Art as well as M.A. and PhD degrees in Art History and Criticism.
Studies are facilitated by Stony Brook’s ideal location half-way between the art centers of New York City and East Hampton, along the beautifully wooded North Shore of Long Island. Classes, lectures, and conferences are now also offered at the newly opened Stony Brook Manhattan facility. All curricula are designed to take advantage of the full range of museums, galleries and libraries of the New York City-Long Island region as well as the facilities of a major research university campus.