A sweeping view of Harder Hall. A student painting a portrait. A student prepping the table surface for ceramic molding, with a variety of small ceramic pots around them. An instructor teaching a pottery technique with students gathered around. A round piece of wood on spinning cutting equipment being carved with wood shavings flying around. A group in safety gear working with hot metal pouring outside. A student working with metal, a student working with glass, and a student working with bending glass for neon work. A closeup of text being embossed on paper. A student editing 3D video. A student speaking on a microphone in the immersive studio with walls projecting video. A student dancing in our dance studio. The Arts at Alfred Logo drawn out with animation effects.
Arts At Alfred
A Safe Place to Take Creative Risks
For true artists, there's nothing more empowering than being given the space to thrive. At Alfred, you'll create without constraints on a daily basis in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment that encourages creativity and research. When our students aren't exploring our on-campus museums and galleries, they're illustrating, painting, performing, sculpting, or producing work that is wholly original and intrinsically beautiful.
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Interested in studying the Arts at Alfred, or not sure where to start? Let one of our arts counselors be your guide! Past students with experience are a perfect resource for any of your questions.
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Undergraduate Student Art Portfolio
For Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory (BS), School of Art and Design applicants.
Graduate Student Art Portfolio
For students applying to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the School of Art and Design.
Arts Admissions Events
Visit us virtually or in-person and let us show you around! We also attend a number of National Portfolio Day events and may be coming to a city near you!
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Museums & Galleries
You will learn something new every time you enter Alfred University's world-class museums and galleries.
Each year, candidates of the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and Master of Fine Art (MFA) degrees showcase their work in a series of culminating thesis exhibitions.
School of Art and Design Foundations
A course for first-year students that's predicated on generating a rigorous studio practice through comprehensive teaching philosophy.
Alfred Summer Arts 2023
Alfred Summer Arts offers four weeks of workshops across the arts. There is something for anyone seeking hands-on creative growth.
Clubs & Organizations
We offer more than 80 student-led clubs and organizations. Not finding what you're looking for on the list? Start your own!
Alfred Art Walk
A collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities.
Institute for Electronic Arts
Dedicated to the integration of electronic media within the fine arts disciplines through a focus on art making, research, and education.
National Casting Center
A melting pot of experimental activity comprised of two state-of-the-art facilities specializing in metal and glass casting.
The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program
The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program connects the Dance Program at Alfred University and the surrounding Alfred community with national and international dance artists.