Art & Design

Spark Your Imagination and Put Your Creativity into Action

If you’re interested in design and visual expression, you’ll excel in Keuka College’s Art & Design program. Bring your unique visions to life, cultivate your personal style, and build your professional portfolio.

Students in the Art & Design program engage in a wide range of coursework and studio courses, explore and experiment in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, and ceramics. Using both design and color, the program focuses on developing students’ skills as artists, creative thinkers, writers, designers, and problem solvers. These skills together will equip students with the technical competence and fluency of narrative to succeed in the world of fine arts and emerging technologies. 

Program Highlights

An Internship Every Year

Every year, beginning in your first year, you’ll design a Field Period® experience that could take you into an art gallery, a photographer’s studio, a television studio, or a video game design center. The choice is yours!

Endless Artistic Opportunities

Our students have their art in public galleries and businesses. They’ve combined art with wellness initiatives at a regional hospital, assisted with a local Chamber of Commerce event, and helped sculpt the gates to a local winery. So unleash your creativity through innovation, experimentation, and exploration in a wide range of specialty areas.

Faculty in Practice

Art is imperative to a well-rounded society and at Keuka College, our talented and creative faculty are experts in their fields. They bring expertise, passion, and creativity to all of their teaching activities. Faculty members also provide students with one-on-one attention in the development of their creative voice and professional research practices. 

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Artists create the visual world around us, designing everything from illustrations for books to murals in public spaces. They see the world through a lens that frames experiences for others every day, whether it is in photographs, drawings, paintings, or other forms of artistic expression.

Keuka College’s Art & Design will help you develop your personal brand and learn from experienced creatives in the art and design world. The major culminates with a capstone project aimed at preparing you for professional success after graduation. Through documentation, reflection, and exhibition of your work, you will generate creative solutions in the context of real-world constraints. 

Choosing Keuka College’s Art & Design major or minor is a fantastic choice if you’re interested in high job prospects and satisfaction in a variety of careers: teacher, book illustrator, forensic artist—basically, anything you want.

What Can I Do with an Art & Design Degree?

An  Art & Design degree opens a variety of career paths in nearly any industry. Examples include:

  • Architect
  • Art Critic
  • Art Director
  • Craft and Fine Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Gallery Curator 
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Multimedia Artists and Animator
  • Museum Curator
  • Set and Exhibit Designer

Keuka College's Field Period

Much More Than An Annual Internship

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Build Your Résumé

And Your Own Professional Network

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Get Real Experience

You'll Use in Your Field and Throughout Your Life

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Discover Yourself

Learn What You Like and Where You Want to Go

My Field Period® with Nickelodeon, to create a trailer for a new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, confirmed for me that, yes, this is what I love to do. I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity to be part of the program. It had everything I wanted and was related to my major. And having this under my belt and on my resume will lead to more opportunities.

Aunika Constantine '24

Where Can I Do an Art & Design Field Period?

  • Author Catherine Ramirez
  • Dwyer Architectural
  • Etsy
  • F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • Ironvine Studios
  • Keuka Arts Festival
  • Keuka College Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Kurt Brownell Photography
  • LaBella Associates
  • Nickelodeon
  • Pasteurized Tees
  • Schweinfurth Arts Center

Your future art & design professors are much more than exceptional teachers — they're accomplished researchers and extraordinary academic advisors. 

Your biology professors will get to know you as an individual. They'll help you maximize your strengths, improve upon your weaknesses, and advise you on the courses you'll need to take so you can make the most of your art & design degree and enjoy the career of your dreams, whether your next step is a career or graduate school.

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Affording Your Keuka College Education

Keuka College scholarships, state and federal grants, employer tuition remission, and military benefits are financial aid options that may be available to you. Our financial aid team is here to help you navigate the process and find as many opportunities as are available to you. 

Your application for admission is also your application for financial aid. It's free to apply, so why not start your application today?

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We can't wait to have you as part of our #KCFamily! Your admissions counselor is here to help guide and support you every step of the way.

Admissions Requirements

  • Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Keuka College is test optional and believes there's much more to you than just a test score. The admissions committee considers all application materials in its holistic review of your eligibility. 
  • There is no deadline to apply, and we offer rolling admissions. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll receive your admissions decision and scholarship. In most cases, you'll receive a response from us within 1-2 weeks. 

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