Syracuse University

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University has a tradition of excellence in educating cultural leaders that goes back more than 130 years. Graduate students in the M.F.A. programs in Studio Arts and Transmedia enjoy the benefits of an intimate and rigorous interdisciplinary graduate program with access to the resources of a major university; small class sizes; an award-winning and diverse faculty; and national and international semester residency programs with mentoring from prominent artists and curators. Recent graduates have received numerous exhibitions, awards and residencies including Skowhegan School For Painting And Sculpture, screenings at the Cannes film festival and a MacArthur “genius” grant. With semester residency programs opportunities in Los Angeles, London, and Berlin, and such Syracuse institutions as Light Work, the Connective Corridor and the Urban Video Project, the college has built an educational environment that thrives on critical thought and action.

Above: In the studio, Berlin Residency Program, 2016.





Studio arts

notable alumni

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Ann Hirsch
J. D. Dillard
Nathaniel Sullivan
Nydia Williams
Deborah Roberts
Jennifer Chan
Jeremy Bailey

visiting artists

Kiki Smith
Eva Rødbro
Didier William
Aruna D’Souza
Angela Washko
Ben Russell