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Fine Arts

The Fine Arts program at York College offers two majors: Art History and Studio Art, and a minor in Studio Art.

Visit our Virtual Student Exhibition from the Fall & Spring 2020

Creative Endeavors from a Season Whole Dang Year of Separation

A collection of creative projects from York students and faculty during the pandemic.

The work presented are samples of what keeps us moving and motivated, even as we cannot be together. It is presented in the order received, mixing student work with faculty endeavors in a non-hierarchical arrangement.

Program Overview

We invite you to explore the possibilities open to students of studio art and art history in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College. Learn about all that art has to offer and explore the art world in the studios and museums of the New York City metropolitan area.

An image from the photography course.Fine Arts at York College offers majors in Studio Art and Art History, as well as a minor in Studio Art. Studio Art and Art History are chosen as majors both by students who see them as an excellent base for a liberal arts education and by those who have aspirations to graduate school, or in one of the many possible careers in the arts. Studio Art and Art History require classes common to both curricula. Thus, students can pursue their specific interests as well as develop a dimensional understanding of the nature of art.

Our strengths lie in the multicultural background of both our students and our faculty. Studio Art and Art History offer courses in subjects ranging from African American Art to Latin American Art. Moreover, we offer Studio Art courses in printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and painting, photography and graphic design. The Fine Arts program is housed in the York College Academic Core building and has its own studios, a slide library, classrooms, computer labs and its very own Fine Arts Gallery.

Faculty Profile

Take a look at this short 2017 documentary from CUNY TV's series Shades of U.S., profiling Associate Professor Nina Buxenbaum talking about her recent work.