Art & Art History Degree Options

The Department of Art & Art History offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in both art and art history and minors in art, art history, graphic communication and photojournalism.

All degrees offered by the Department of Art & Art History at Hartwick College, are certified by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The art degree offers concentrations in:

Digital Art & Design (includes Video, 2D Animation, Graphic Design and Digital Art)
Drawing (includes Illustration)

Photography (both Traditional and Digital)

Working within these concentrations and across the Liberal Arts in Practice Curriculum students build the skills and knowledge needed to work as professional illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, artist, and more by following different “Tracks”.

Tracks for specific creative career goals can be custom made for each student. 

Employment tracks include a major in art and art history as well as specific classes from departments across Hartwick’s campus. For example a student interested in being a creative in an advertising firm would be an art major concentrating in digital art and design with a secondary concentration in drawing or photography. They should also be a business minor and should take a couple of intro psychology and mid level English classes. The student would also participate in at least one design based internship.

Three-Year Degree Option

For students majoring in art history, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years.

Students majoring in art have the opportunity to finish their degree in three and a half years.

For more information visit the Program website at