Purchase is as intense, collaborative, and unique as the artists and scholars who call this campus home.
The most successful students at Purchase face hard work and academic challenges head on. They take chances on new ideas. They put themselves out there and collaborate with others who complement—and contrast—their thinking.
Got a big idea? Burning passion? Or simply a desire to unearth what’s right for you? Purchase can make it possible.
Get Ready (Core Curriculum)
Before you delve deep into a major course of study, our required core curriculum will expose you to a variety of coursework. Whether you pursue a BA, BFA, BS, or MusB, your core is the same—a rigorous plan to open your mind and broaden your experience.
Unexpected outcomes often result. You might declare a second major. You might discover your senior project topic. Or, you might connect with a professor who inspires a new direction for study you hadn’t considered. Be open.
Get Set, Go
Once you begin your major, expect things to get really intense.You’ll refine the skills and tools you need to tackle whatever the 21st-century world throws at you. And, you’ll learn the theory behind what you practice.
At Purchase, we teach you to think, to connect the dots, to reason, and to problem solve. Almost everything you do in your major will be hands-on. You can take that toolbox anywhere and succeed.