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.
In the Classroom
Undergraduate majors in the fine arts may concentrate in one of the following areas:
- Design and New Media and Industrial Design
- Art History
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.
Hear from department faculty and students, as they discuss their art.
Tom Klinkowstein and Janel Santana
New Media Design Professor Tom Klinkowstein talks about the purpose of design and shows a bit of his work. Current student Janel Santana speaks about an app design she is finishing, portfolio-building opportunities, and what it’s like to be a peer teacher (teaching assistant).
Outside the Classroom
The Student Experience
Inside the Studios
The department's recently renovated facilities include labs, workshops, studios, and galleries that provide you with hands-on experiences and the tools and resources you need to grow as an artist.