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About Fine Arts, Design, Art History

Hofstra University's Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History offers students a comprehensive studies curriculum in art history, studio art and design. There are courses that use graphic design programs to generate design and objects and digital and 3-dimensional printers. The department houses the Rosenberg Gallery, which features a full schedule of exhibitions, and the FORM gallery, run by our students. Art history classes cover ancient cave paintings to new media installations, as well as how the study of art brings to light issues related to politics, social institutions, religion and culture.

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

Undergraduate majors in the fine arts concentrate in one of the following areas:

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

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

Calkins Hall is home to the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History.
Recently renovated facilities include:

  • A state -of-the art-computer lab
  • 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.

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