City College Of New York - CUNY

City College’s mission emphasizes access and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research. Requiring demonstrated potential for admission and a high level of accomplishment for graduation, the College provides a diverse student body with exceptional opportunities to participate in creative intellectual pursuits. The College is led by a faculty committed to the advancement of knowledge and the guidance of students in the attainment of rigorous academic goals.

The College offers a broad range of baccalaureate degrees in the arts and humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, architecture,education, engineering, and biomedical science. Undergraduate programs include significant coursework in the liberal arts and sciences. Distinguished graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, and a concomitant dedication to scholarly research, complement the College’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

As a national and international model of excellence in public higher education, CCNY pledges to perpetuate and enhance: its status as CUNY’s... [ Read All ]

New York

United States

The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue
NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650 7000

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Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Academic Staff and Description

Becca Albee
Colin Chase
Robert Cope
Wendell Freeman
Leopold Fuentes
Ethan Ham
Ellen Handy
Anna Indych-Lopez
Catti James
Holly Kurtz
Anne Leader
Hajoe Moderegger
Sylvia Netzer
Maria Politarhos
Ina Saltz
Harriet Senie
Annette Weintraub  

Information For  Undergraduates

Programs and Objectives
Study in New York City offers an unparalleled opportunity to absorb not only the range and excitement of the current art scene, but also the riches of the past, through cultural resources of exceptional quality. The programs of the Art Department provide both the general student and the pre-professional with a solid foundation in studio art and art history, as well as advanced work in several specialized fields. Formal course work is reinforced with visits to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios; guest lectures and critiques; and exhibitions in the Art Department Gallery.

The Art Department recently revised its curriculum to streamline requirements for graduation and clarify expectations for art majors. Students entering the college before Fall 2005 may choose to complete the requirements as listed in the course bulletin for the year of entry, or they may choose to follow the new course curriculum. Students should consult with Art Department advisors about how this affects them.

B.A. Program Option:

Art majors must choose one of the following three Program Options in order to com...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

M.F.A. Program

Please visit the Graduate Student Art Society webpage

The MFA Program offers general instruction in the theory, practice, and teaching of the visual arts through a required sequence of courses as well as in-depth training in one or more of the following areas of specialization: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or ceramic design for a total of 54 credits in studio art and art history.
The Graduate Committee and the department chair will review and evaluate the work of all candidates for the M.F.A. degree at the end of each semester. In the final semester, candidates for the M.F.A. degree are required to demonstrate their professional competence by mounting a Thesis Exhibition. The Thesis Exhibition consists of a body of work presented with a written statement about it, both of which will be reviewed and evaluated by the departmental Graduate Committee and the department chair.

M.A. Program Options
The City College offers three paths for graduate students to pursue a master’s degree in Art. Each program is designed to prepare students for c...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

The Art Department is located in Compton/Goethals Hall on the North Campus. Our facilities include studios, multimedia labs, and classrooms. Building renovations are ongoing presently to restore the landmark building’s exterior, while the interior remains open and in use.

Art Gallery
The Art Department's gallery space displays the work of undergraduates, graduate students, and professional artists. Approximately 2000 sq. ft. in size, the gallery accommodates two-and three-dimensional art. In 2005-2006, the gallery space in Compton-Goethals Hall is closed for renovation and student exhibitions will be mounted in alternate locations.

Graduate Studios
Matriculated students in the M.F.A. Program are granted studios for 5 semesters. Graduate students who take longer than 5 semesters to complete their program must consider this and plan accordingly.

The facilities include a large open work area with 18 pottery wheels and a slab roller, extruder, a kiln room with five electric and two gas kilns. Various clay bodies are used for utilitarian, sculptural and architectural ceramics, with equal emphasis on clay's multic...  [ Read All ]


The Towers is a brand new residence hall located on The City College of New York campus at St. Nicholas Terrace and West 130th Street. The Towers houses 600 CCNY students in fully furnished, air-conditioned units complete with state-of-the-art features such as card access and wireless internet lounges.

Residents living at The Towers can choose from many different options, including private or shared bedrooms and apartment or suite style accommodations. Please check out our floor plans to learn more about the options available.

With easy access to classes, study groups, the library, and campus activities, living on campus will help you make the most of your college experience.

The Towers provides many ways to socialize and enjoy campus life: there are student lounge spaces so that you can meet new people; a seminar room where you can attend social, cultural, and educational events; a fitness center to help you stay in shape; and a large front lawn and a patio/picnic area overlooking St. Nicholas Park and Harlem to allow you to enjoy socializing outdoors as well as indoors.

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