A sweeping view of Harder Hall. A student painting a portrait. A student prepping the table surface for ceramic molding, with a variety of small ceramic pots around them. An instructor teaching a pottery technique with students gathered around. A round piece of wood on spinning cutting equipment being carved with wood shavings flying around. A group in safety gear working with hot metal pouring outside. A student working with metal, a student working with glass, and a student working with bending glass for neon work. A close-up of text being embossed on paper. A student editing 3D video. A student speaking on a microphone in the immersive studio with walls projecting video. A student dancing in our dance studio. The Arts at Alfred Logo drawn out with animation effects.

Arts At Alfred

A Safe Place to Take Creative Risks

For true artists, there's nothing more empowering than being given the space to thrive. At Alfred, you'll create without constraints on a daily basis in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment that encourages creativity and research. When our students aren't exploring our on-campus museums and galleries, they're illustrating, painting, performing, sculpting, or producing work that is wholly original and intrinsically beautiful.

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Interested in studying the Arts at Alfred, or not sure where to start? Let one of our arts counselors be your guide! Past students with experience are a perfect resource for any of your questions.

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Arts Admissions

Undergraduate Student Art Portfolio

For Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory (BS), School of Art and Design applicants.

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Graduate Student Art Portfolio

For students applying to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the School of Art and Design.

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Arts Admissions Events

Visit us virtually or in-person and let us show you around! We also attend a number of National Portfolio Day events and may be coming to a city near you!

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Financial Aid

What's the bottom line? You can afford Alfred University!

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Want to see what a future with Alfred looks like? It's simple. Just tell us a bit about yourself and what some of your college goals are.

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What do Tesla, the Navy Seals, Meals on Wheels and Google have in common? Alfred University alumni. Are you next?

Arts Connect

Museums & Galleries

You will learn something new every time you enter Alfred University's world-class museums and galleries.

Thesis Exhibitions

Each year, candidates of the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and Master of Fine Art (MFA) degrees showcase their work in a series of culminating exhibitions.

School of Art & Design Foundations

A course for first-year students that's predicated on generating a rigorous studio practice through comprehensive teaching philosophy.

Alfred Summer Arts 2024

Alfred Summer Arts offers four weeks of workshops, high school institutes and residencies across disciplines in our world class facilities. From ceramics to sound, printmaking to dance, 3-D printing to theatre, we welcome you to explore all our magic valley has to offer you this summer.

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Clubs & Organizations

Alfred University has a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations for you to choose from. If you don't see what you're looking for on the list, become a leader and start your own!

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Alfred Art Walk

A collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities.

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Institute for Electronic Arts

Dedicated to the integration of electronic media within the fine arts disciplines through a focus on art making, research, and education.

National Casting Center

A melting pot of experimental activity comprised of two state-of-the-art facilities specializing in metal and glass casting.

The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program

The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program connects the Dance Program at Alfred University and the surrounding Alfred community with national and international dance artists.

Digital Lab

Alfred University's Digital Lab consists of digital fabrication equipment that is available to all students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art and Design and the School of Engineering.

TSI Harland Snodgrass Gallery

Time Space Interface (TSI) Harland Snodgrass Gallery honors Harland Snodgrass, founder of the Media Program in the School of Art and Design and an original faculty member of the School’s Foundations Program.

Theodore Randall International Chair

The Randall Chair was established in 2007 to honor the legacy of artist and educator Theodore Randall, remembered as the architect of the School of Art & Design at Alfred and as a significant artist and organizer in the field.