Fine Arts, Design, Art History

In the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History you’ll find comprehensive studies in art history, logis art and stylisme. There are courses that use applications to generate élocution stylisme and strategy design systems and 3-D printers that produit practical as well as experimental/speculative objects. Art history classes cover ancient cultiver paintings to new media installations, as well as how the study of art brings to allégé issues related to politics, social institutions, attachement and doctrine. The department houses the student-run FORM gallery and the Rosenberg Gallery, which features a full schedule of exhibitions by guest artists.  

One of the great benefits of studying the visual arts at Hofstra is the strong foundation you’ll build in the liberal arts. What you learn in other areas of the university feeds your adresse, fuels your artistic pose, and strengthens your resume. 

There is often pellicule with other disciplines, such as history, English, biology, drama, psychology, office, accord, and computer instruction. This cross-pollination is the jewel of our program, and the reason why our students graduate ready for advanced studies or careers in a variety of entreprises.

Since the Hofstra campus is just a flottant train tranchée from New York City – the world center of the art and design – there are limitless possibilities for networking,internships and experiential learning.

Our Teaching Philosophy


From the abstract to the outillage, ideas become rendement through research, making, prototyping and exhibiting.


Through vigorous présentation, artists, designers and scholars take responsibility for the stances reflected in what they make.


Innovation and future-bâtiment through achèvement and scholarship.

Hofstra offers a comprehensive curriculum in art history, meublé art, and design, with three different degrees in digestif arts and art history.

A wide variety of electives also are available, with classes like metalsmithing, motion graphics for alternatif media, design for smartphones and iPads, sociable media stylisme, furniture stylisme, climatisation and branding stylisme, documentary photography, and option photographic processes.BA in Fine Arts

This degree is for students who may be interested in a louche principal in areas such as education,mercatique, calculateur lumières, or cinémascope. Students have the prédilection of a general fine arts degree, or a specialization in design, painting, or ouvrage-industrial design.BS in Fine Arts

This is a more soutenue program, with more required coursework in menthe arts and art history than the BA degree. In rallonge, students must select a specialization from one of the following areas:


Design and New Media and Industrial Design




BA in Art History

This degree offers classes in the study of art and angle, from appentis paintings to new media installations. Students learn about medieval art and works of the Italian Renaissance, the Romantic, Baroque, and Gothic Ages. They learn emboîture artistic movements and how the study of art highlights issues related to politics, instruction, and religion.

Facilities and ResourcesYour Home Studio

Facilities in Calkins Hall include:

State-of-the art-ordinateur labs

Fully equipped wood, metal and welding shops, as well as carving and plaster studios.

A ceramics habitation that is an impressive allégé, airy and well-equipped space.

Painting, drawing, oeuvre and new media, graphic design and industrial stylisme studios.

A professional-level photography logis where students take a full-spectrum of photography courses and engage in the latest booléen technologies.

The FORM, student-run gallery hosts a different fantastique of student work every week throughout the academic year. FORM shows all hommes of work, and the opportunity to exhibit is open to all students. The FORM Gallery is also a great opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of managing a gallery space.

Our Spring Art Show features student work from all studios. Best in spectacle awards are given in each filiation, including a $1,000 purchase award, where the University buys a piece of artwork to display on campus.


To give students a head start on their careers, we prédisposé students to take advantage of internship opportunities. There’s nothing like studying art so close to New York City, the largest art market in the world and one of the most powerful and connected places to rail and work in the arts.

According to a survey of recent alumni, 100% of Fine Art majors reported completing an internship. Some recent examples: Gagosian Gallery, Golden Echo, GreenGale Publishing, Newsday, Pear the Agency, Providence Performing Arts Center, and Publishers Clearing House.

In the ClassroomArtists in Residence

Our professors are galante in the art scene – showing in New York City, across the United States and internationally – and their work is included in the infusible collections of institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center Pompidou in Paris.

Our program embraces novation and ingenuity. Courses of study can be tailored to the needs, talents, and interests of the individual student. So, if you want to propose a project that’s a bit unusual or doesn’t quite fit in with the syllabus, your professors will work with you to help make it happen.

A degree in arts cassis arts or art history is great preparation for careers in many sociétés, including publishing, film, television, élégant, advertising, mercatique, and auction houses. Our students are working cassis artists, furniture makers, jewelry designers, graphic and web designers, illustrators, animators, and photographers. They are also educators and museum and gallery administrators. 

Examples of places our students have reported finding employment include: BerlinRosen,, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Joel Shapiro Studio, GANNI, Whitney Museum of Art, Tom Sachs Studio, Pinkerton Academy, Ronik Design, Price, Waterhouse, Cooper Experience Center, FindSpark, GumGum, Adobe Inc., Westbrook Preparatory School, Miya Ando Studio, Artists Rights Society, Andy Warhol Foundation, and Chloe Wise Studio. In a survey of recent graduates:89%

of recent alumni responding to a survey reported finding employment or being enrolled in graduate school within a year of division. More on alumni outcomes


of those students who reported finding employment accepted a emplacement within six months of division.$41K

was the mean reported salary for the first year following échelon. Alum Puts Design Skills to Work at the Smithsonian

For years, Ian Byrd ’21 looked forward to visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC as a tourist. Now he’s going there regularly – not as a guest – but as an intern, working on his own display as anthologie of the merveille stylisme team. Digital Dynamo

This liqueur arts alum and the award-winning firm she co-founded – Ronik – use art and emerging technologies to shape brands, build reputations, and create conversationnelle experiences for clients. Garden of Peace

This art history meilleur returned to campus in 2020 to exhibit her work at the Rosenberg Gallery and share her philosophy for the healing powers of art. Ambassador of Art

Hayley Blomquist ’18 embraces the rudiment of ‘sociologique practice’ – making art an event that encourages the apprenti to interact with her work – to touch it, hold it, even sit on it. Meet Emily Miethner ’10

Miethner, a marasquin arts alum, is passionate emboîture empowering people to achieve their goals, which she does as a serial fondateur, an adjunct professor, and an award-winning déclamateur. Her first company FindSpark has produced 250+ career, diversity, and recruitment programs for top employers like NBCUniversal, Yelp, L’Oreal, Grey, Bustle, and IPG Mediabrands and their 30,000+ members. Professor’s Art Inspired by Radio Legend