Welcome to Alfred University’s world-renowned School of Art & Design, a maker culture that produces award-winning artists and designers who succeed in a multitude of materials. We are housed within Alfred University’s New York State College of Ceramics, a unique public/private partnership for more than 100 years. In our studios, ideas come alive and inventions happen daily. With Fine Arts programs ranked in the top tier of MFA programs in the country, our School of Art & Design provides gifted students with an unmatched educational experience. Here, our students create without constraints on a daily basis in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment that encourages creativity, research and travel. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of not being required to declare a major but have the option to focus on a single area. Let’s make art. Alfred University.

School of Art & Design

Gifted students experience an unmatched educational experience with a curriculum that provides a true multi-disciplinary environment for creative and scholarly research in art. The creative energy of the School of Art and Design is centered on the vigorous ambitions of its students and the commitment of its faculty. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers who focus on your individual development. They are also renowned artists and scholars who actively exhibit and publish their work.

You are encouraged to explore various media and take an interdisciplinary approach to your work. You will also have access to classes taught in any of our other colleges and schools on campus. You can minor in dance, arts management, art education, equestrian studies, or any one of our 50+ minors.

Program Major Minor Degree Additional Info
Art Available Unavailable BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Art - Ceramic Art Unavailable Unavailable BFA Area of Study
Art - Drawing, Painting & Photography Unavailable Unavailable BFA Area of Study
Art - Expanded Media Unavailable Unavailable BFA Area of Study
Art - Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Unavailable Unavailable BFA Area of Study
Art History & Theory Available Available BS Bachelor of Science

BA - Bachelor of Arts BS - Bachelor of Science BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts

* Corning Community College degree completion program

Our MFA programs are top ranked and internationally acclaimed.

Program Masters Doctorate Certificate Additional Info
Ceramic Art MFA Unavailable Unavailable
Electronic Integrated Arts MFA Unavailable Unavailable
Alfred-Düsseldorf Painting MFA Unavailable Unavailable
Sculpture-Dimensional Studies MFA Unavailable Unavailable

MA - Master of Arts MS - Master of Science MS Ed - Master of Science in Education MBA - Master of Business Administration MFA - Master of Fine Arts MPA - Master of Public Administration

PhD- Doctorate of Philosophy PsyD- Doctorate of Psychology

CAS- Certificate of Advanced Study

* Corning Community College degree completion program

** CITE / New York City Low Residency Program

School of Art & Design Summer Workshops

The School of Art & Design offers a mix of glass, expanded media and ceramic art workshops.