2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art and Art History Department

Martine Barnaby, chair
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 224-C
Fax: 607-753-5967
Email: artandarthistory@cortland.edu

School of Arts and Sciences

Student in art studio painting


Martine Barnaby, Stephen Clark, Charles Heasley, Szilvia Kadas, Jenn McNamara, Vaughn Randall, Wylie Schwartz, Bryan Thomas

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Art – with a concentration in either Art History or Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media
Minor in Art – Specialization in Art History
Minor in Art – Specialization in Studio Art
Minor in Graphic Design and Digital Media


Art History
Studio Art – with specialization in ceramics, fibers, painting, print media  and sculpture.


The art and art history curriculum develops skills of analysis and critical thinking through instruction in the making and history of visual art. Art and art history courses emphasize the importance of the art object in society as a means of both individual and cultural expression, which is reinforced by a variety of guest lectures, studio critiques, and museum and gallery visits. The year-round program of exhibitions, visiting artists, and symposia organized by the Dowd Gallery complements the department's activities by providing further opportunities for students to apply their developing aesthetic awareness to a wide range of artwork, ideas and values.

Special Features

  • Dowd Gallery permanent art collection and study archive
  • Summer international study programs
  • Internships
  • Visiting artists and lecturers program
  • Scholarship fund
  • Cooperative work-study program


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. - 90 credit hours; B.F.A. - 31 credit hours.