Fine Arts

SUNY Adirondack offers an A.S. degree in Fine Arts. Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as drawing, painting, two- and three-dimensional design, graphic arts, photography and art history.

This is a program designed for transfer to a four-year college. Students benefit from small class sizes and dedicated faculty who are professional artists that exhibit locally and nationally.  Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the Visual Arts Gallery and meet with visiting artists and faculty from four year schools. Field trips to local galleries and museums, as well as to New York City and Boston, are available. Additionally, art-focused International Study trips to Europe and other areas abroad are offered. 


  • Open life drawing sessions
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • International Study Abroad opportunities, including: Italy, Guatemala, France and more
  • Studio and gallery work study and internships
  • Clubs include: Adirondack Freethinkers, Anime Club, Comedy Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Diversity & Culture, etc

Faculty websites:

John Hampshire, MFA Associate Professor of Art

Victoria Palermo, MFA Adjunct Art Instructor

Stephen Tyson, MFA     Adjunct Art Instructor


SUNY Adirondack holds over 30 seamless transfer agreements with four-year colleges in New York and across the country. 

The most popular transfer institutions for this program are:

  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • University at Albany
  • College of Saint Rose
  • SUNY Empire State
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Oneonta

This program prepares students for further education and eventual careers in a number of fields. Upon program completion, students have gone on to academic programs and careers in:

  • Visual Art
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Theatre Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Museum Careers
  • Art Conservation and Restoration
  • Art Framing 
  • Art Criticism
  • Arts Management