Visual Arts in New York City

"The opportunity to transform myself from a working photographer to an artist came through courses such as Digital Atelier, Issues in Contemporary Art and many independent studies in art history and humanities, leading to an MFA from Queens College, where I now teach photography." Steven P. Harris (B.A., ESC '12)

A piece by Wildes-Biasiny
Schemata, 2011. digital print, Betty Wilde-Biasiny

SUNY Empire provides artists and students with a specific interest in the visual arts the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree through a range of artistic expression available at our Metropolitan location. Students can take advantage of a drawing studio, a digital printmaking studio comprised of state-of-the-art technology and professional color printers. Students also can engage in other studio work, either independently or in community workshops.

Arts NYC students are connected with a wide range of museums, galleries and studios throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You will gain curatorial experience through hands-on exhibition production at both the Brooklyn and Hudson Street locations, or internships at museums or alternative art spaces.


  • art and design
  • art history
  • digital printmaking
  • graphic design
  • museum studies
  • painting
  • visual art

Students often create unique independent studies that include internships, cross-registration at other SUNY and CUNY colleges, independent tutorials with practicing professionals and attendance at art workshops or organizations.


  • Raúl Manzano, mentor
  • Betty Wilde-Biasiny, mentor