The Department of Visual Arts and New Media provides a balanced, comprehensive undergraduate program in the practice, theory, and history of the visual arts and new media. The department offers both majors and elective students an opportunity to experience the arts as an important and enriching facet of a liberal arts education. Whether the goal is a career or advanced study in the arts and new media, or simply a greater understanding of art and technology's cultural impact, the curriculum includes a dynamic mix of studios, lectures, and seminars. The program provides a comprehensive foundation of design skills with an emphasis on visual expression, conceptual thinking, and the ability to create with artistic sensibilities. Visual Arts and New Media majors study an interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the concepts, theories, design, aesthetics and skills that underlie the domain of the visual arts and computer graphics. Content covers traditional methods and materials, emerging technologies, and the ideas inherent in art making and art awareness.
Admission to the department requires the submission of an acceptable portfolio for both freshman and transfer students. It is recommended that all prospective students contact the department for additional information concerning portfolios and admission. Transfer students are also advised that it may take more than two years at Fredonia to complete BFA requirements, depending on their chosen major.
Specific information for current Fredonia students and prospective students can be found in the Student Handbook (click on link to download PDF copy)