College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts boasts a long and celebrated history of education in the fields of art and design, music, and communication. Established in 1873, the college offered the first B.F.A. in fine arts, was the first to offer advanced work in photography, and houses one of the oldest departments of communication studies in the nation.
This legacy of innovation and excellence continues as the college continues to house numerous respected and highly ranked programs. We are pleased that you are interested in joining this tradition of excellence and invite you to explore the numerous courses of study available. We also encourage you to consider the many advantages of pursuing your study at Syracuse University, a private research university renowned for its many leading programs in areas like public policy, information studies, architecture, and journalism.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers the following graduate programs in the studio arts:
Department of Art: M.F.A. programs in ceramics, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture; M.S. in art education
Department of Transmedia: M.F.A. programs in art photography, art video, computer art, and film
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City