Students studying Studio Art at Queens College can choose to receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts, both of which prepare students for careers in the art field, such as fine art, illustration, photography or other creative professions. Students receive a comprehensive foundation of techniques and conceptual skills across many disciplines and genres and can concentrate in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics. Our faculty introduce students to new media and techniques to broaden their horizons while helping each student to develop his or her own style and vision
Queens College provides a variety of workspaces and studios for students to develop their craft, including:
Queens College has its very own tech incubator (TIQC) where students can explore new business ideas and connect with entrepreneurs and investors. Regular events provide an opportunity to learn about various topics at the intersection of design, technology and business which have recently included Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs, Introduction to Visual Storytelling and Human Centered Design. TIQC also hosts Pitchfest, a yearly competition which brings together New York City’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to compete for seed investments of up to USD $7,500.
Queens College design and arts students are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary opportunities to improve their skills working with a variety of media and across a range of fields. Recent opportunities for interdisciplinary experience have included a climate change poster contest and as designers for hack-a-thon teams.