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School of the Arts

School of Art+Design

In the School of Art+Design, students learn the meaning of a life informed by aesthetic experience, where experimentation, collaboration, and a commitment to making help to forge rewarding career paths in the visual arts and design.

Our curriculum centers on historical and theoretical study, through which students build critical thinking skills, alongside studio-based practice that embraces new concepts, materials, and technologies. Our faculty of working artists is dedicated to creating a supportive climate in which students have the inspiration, resources, and freedom to see, think, make, and grow.

Purchase College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


Portfolio Review Days 

See our schedule of off campus portfolio review days.


Upcoming:

  • Oct 29
    Laura Coombs, Rhizome

    Lecture by Laura Coombs

    Time:  5:00pm
    Each semester, weekly visiting artist lectures host noted artists, curators, critics, and historians to share their perspectives, expertise, and current work, and to give insight into contemporary issues facing artists and designers.
  • Oct 30
    Edge of Alchemy/ Stacey Steers

    Lecture by Stacey Steers

    Time:  5:00pm
    Each semester, weekly visiting artist lectures host noted artists, curators, critics, and historians to share their perspectives, expertise, and current work, and to give insight into contemporary issues facing artists and designers.