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Your creative career starts here.

Fuel your artistic endeavors and increase your value with a degree from the School of Fine & Performing 艺术s.


创建, learn and master professional skills in your preferred medium, or begin your journey to becoming an educator.

Theatre 艺术s

Evolve to your fullest potential while exploring performance, design/technology or theatre arts in a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community.


Join a community of musicians immersed in the creation and performance of music. We teach our students to think broadly with an open mind, and to be flexible in their creativity.

艺术 History

Dedicated teachers committed to research and scholarship, close student-faculty interaction and critical, analytical interpretation of world art traditions await you in the 艺术 History Department.

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Marielena Ferrer (MFA Sculpture candidate) was awarded the prestigious 2023 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center! Her work was selected from a pool of 182 nominees from 94 colleges & university sculpture programs in North America and abroad. The jury deliberated over 646 images of sculptural works to select 10 award recipients and 11 honorable mentions.
online MSEd in 艺术 Education program
An online exhibition for the most recent cohort of our fully online MSEd in 艺术 Education program! Making is messy. It is fraught with challenges of material, concept, space, and time. Objects explode. Ideas fail. Studios become cluttered. And time is an uneven partner.
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of 艺术 at SUNY New Paltz has received a 2023 Museum Association of New York (MANY) Award of Distinction for the recent exhibition, “Benjamin Wigfall and Communications Village.”

The Dorsky Museum


The Dorsky Museum creates art experiences that spark curiosity, critical thinking, and delight, connecting and serving the University and the diverse communities of our region. We are a hub for the art and artists of the Hudson Valley - free, open, and accessible to all.

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