Fine Arts/Art History
Letter from the Chair, Warren Infield
Fine Arts/Art History students and alumni are finding their skills and talents in demand in a wide variety of industries. To help give students a head start on their careers, Hofstra faculty encourages students to take advantage of on-campus galleries where they may exhibit their work, networking events and guest lectures and internship opportunities. Since Hofstra is located only 25 miles from New York City, where the art and design worlds are literally a billion dollar industry, there are numerous possibilities for internships and experiential learning.
Hofstra fine arts graduates have achieved high levels of success in design, photography, industrial design and the fashion world, where they are working as art directors, graphic designers, Web and new media designers, photographers and ceramics.
They have become professional artists exhibiting their work and making careers as creative artists. They have found careers in the commercial world of illustration, animation and motion design. Photography majors work as photographers in fashion, portraiture, still life, sports, photojournalism, public relations, magazine work, travel, magazine in-house studios and fine art photographers showing in galleries.
Both fine arts and art history graduates have found careers working in galleries, museums and other cultural institutions, in both curatorial and educational positions. A few graduates own and direct art galleries. Finally, several fine arts students have pursued a graduate degree in education and have become K-12 teachers.