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Fine Arts, Design, Art History

The Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History at Hofstra University offers students comprehensive studies in art history, studio art and design.
Undergraduate majors in the fine arts may concentrate in one of the following areas:

  • Painting
  • Design and New Media and Industrial Design
  • Sculpture
  • and a distinct academic major in Art History

Since the Hofstra campus is just a short train ride from New York City, the world center of the art and design, there are limitless possibilities for networking, internships and experiential learning.

Inside the Artists, Designer's and Photographer's Studio

Recently renovated facilities include:

  • State-of-the art-computer labs.
  • Fully equipped wood, metal and welding shops, as well as carving and plaster studios.
  • A ceramics studio – one of the most popular areas in the department – that is an impressive light, airy and well-equipped space.
  • Painting, drawing, sculpture and new media, graphic design and industrial design studios.
  • A professional-level photography studio where students take a full-spectrum of photography courses and engage in traditional darkroom processes and the latest digital technologies.

The department also houses the student-run FORM Gallery, and the Rosenberg Gallery, which features a full schedule of exhibitions by guest artists, faculty, alumni and students. 

Art Education
To Watch:
Two Faculty Talk with Two
Current and Former Students

The Hofstra Experience

Exploration, experimentation and production in a community of learners.

From the abstract to the tangible, ideas become action through research, making, prototyping and exhibiting.

Through vigorous expression, artists, designers and scholars take responsibility for the stances reflected in what they make.

Innovation and future-building through production and scholarship.