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Art Studio, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
If you’re planning to pursue a professional career in art or are preparing for specialized graduate study, in particular the master of fine arts, then you may want to consider a B.F.A., an intensive degree program in Art Studio at Suny Cortland.
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The B.F.A. is an intensive degree program in studio art offered at Suny Cortland, intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in art or to prepare for specialized graduate study, in particular the Master of Fine Arts.

Upon successful completion of this Art Studio program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize the elements of art and principles of design.
  • Execute visual and written/verbal skills applicable to the presentation of their work.
  • Understand the ways in which art, media, and culture affect each other and society-at-large.
  • Analyze critically works of art from traditional to nontraditional mediums, diverse genres, and a wide range of historical periods and geographical locations, demonstrating comprehension of global perspectives in visual culture.
  • Evaluate works of art/design using a personalized visual vocabulary that expresses knowledge, awareness and dialog with historical and contemporary influences within arts, humanities, sciences and technology.
  • Demonstrate competence in related discipline with considerable depth of knowledge, integrating and synthesizing information associated with practice in the area of specialization, by creating a significant, culminating body of work.

Career Potential

  • Artist

Designer and educator in:

  • Ceramics
  • Fiber art
  • Print media
  • Painting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Painting 
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Lithography 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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