Studio Art majors at CNR receive a strong background in the visual arts, the core of which is a four-semester foundation program comprised of courses in a range of artistic media and in art history. The foundation program is followed by an elective period during which students in Studio Art may concentrate their studies in one of several areas:
• Computer Graphics and Design
• Drawing and Painting
Students may choose to combine courses from these areas to create a personalized studio concentration.
Our Studio Art Program leads to either a B.F.A. or B.A. degree, and every art major presents a senior exhibition. Students may elect to complete a senior research paper in conjunction with their individualized programs.
The Art Department also offers a minor in Studio Art, which requires a minimum of 18 credits (12 credits must be taken at The College of New Rochelle) and must follow the requirements as listed under the minor section below.
The faculty of the Art Department consists of five full-time members supported by adjunct faculty members from the professional art community. The Visiting Artist Lecture Program provides further variety in the curriculum. In addition to numerous art studios, students have access to the latest technology, including a MacIntosh computer laboratory, the Visual Resources Collection, a complete black and white photography studio and, in cooperation with the Communication Arts Department and the Media Center, a full complement of audio and video studios and course offerings. Exhibition opportunity is available in the Mooney Center, complemented by abundant opportunities to view art at the Castle Gallery and in the surrounding communities of New York City and Westchester.
The submission of a portfolio of 14 to 20 pieces is required for admission as a B.F.A. Studio Art, major in the Art Department. Freshmen and transfer students entering the B.A. Studio Art Program may submit a portfolio for assessment, advisement, and consideration for an art scholarship. In the case of transfer students applying to a B.F.A. program, the portfolio review can be accomplished following enrollment in courses, but prior to the second semester enrollment, during the time that a final transfer credit evaluation is completed. Transfer students must complete at least 50 percent of their art courses in the CNR Art Department.