The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to developing creative and academic skills in studio art, post-studio art, graphic design, aesthetics, critical theory, and art history. Since its founding, our department has been committed to shepherding innovative approaches and new practices. We empower our students to represent their unique visions within a contemporary cultural environment.

Future Students

Printmaking student in the studio.

Our student body represents a diverse cross-section of the nation and the world. As a small art and design school situated within one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive research universities, students get the best of both worlds.

art dept ranking.

Best Art School and Colleges in 2017

"Curriculum combines developing creative skills with academic knowledge in critical theory and aesthetics to create thoughtful artists who can communicate their unique visions.

Graduates of the school’s art programs find employment at art galleries, museums, and design and advertising firms, as well as colleges and universities."



Meet Our Faculty

Professor Paul Vanouse with student and colored glass balls.

Our faculty bring to the studio and classroom their commitment to excellence in skill building, creative problem solving, skill building, and innovation to the classroom. As practicing artists, makers, scholars, researchers, and activists, our faculty offer expert guidance in today’s creative fields.

2019 UB Art Rankings.

2019 Best Art School in USA



UB Graphic Design Rankings.


2019 Best Graphic Design School in USA



Visiting Artists

Visiting artist Shantell martin.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Every Fall Semester
Mondays, 6:30pm
112 Center for the Arts
on UB's North Campus

Open to the public

Events Calendar

Student with plant bio-art.
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