Welcome to the Art Department on Pace University’s New York City campus. Our programs provide a challenging yet supportive environment where you can develop your potential and earn a degree in either art and design (BFA) or art history (BA). You will learn from our outstanding faculty of internationally recognized professional artists and distinguished educators committed to fostering an active learning environment. Small class sizes allow for a high degree of individual attention.
Our courses utilize the artistic and cultural resources of New York, incorporating visits to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. In our signature Learning Communities, you will link artistic production with topics in other fields including literature, philosophy, business, or science. And each semester, our lecture and exhibition series brings noteworthy exhibitions, artists, and critics on campus. The Peter Fingesten Gallery is located on the B level of One Pace Plaza. The Pace Digital Gallery, in conjunction with Computer Science, is located at 163 William Street.
Professional internships with galleries, museums, studios, publishers, and design firms will expand your practical experience and enhance your career opportunities. Our students have profited from work experiences at MOMA, Sotheby’s, Arista Records, US News and World Report, and MTV, among others. In addition to a broad range on internships, the Art Department offers career panels every semester, exposing students to opportunities in a myriad of art and design fields. These panels are complemented by regular workshops on practical matters like preparing a professional portfolio, applying for graduate school, or installing an exhibition.
International study is available through an extensive list of Pace affiliated universities abroad, as well as departmentally sponsored trips to destinations like Berlin or London.
Lastly, Gotham House offers our students the opportunity to become part of a social network of students with similar interests. Activities include free trips to museums, films, and Broadway shows.
Did you know that Pace has two strategic campus locations? Find out more about Art degree programs offered on our Westchester campus.