It's a visual world. Stand out with a degree from Herkimer.

Your creative journey starts here. Express yourself through painting, sculpture, drawing, pottery, and photography. Explore the applied arts of graphic design and fashion. And collaborate with top-notch faculty who’ll inspire your best work. 

Opportunities abound at Herkimer College—from getting published in our award-winning arts and literary magazine to exhibiting your work in the campus art gallery, which features artists from across the country. 

The experience you gain here is second to none and will serve as a strong foundation for continued education. Plus, we have a wide range of transfer agreements with other colleges that ensure the seamless transfer of credit.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Cost Of Attendance

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Career opportunities await

  • Commercial Art — Illustration, Advertising, Graphic Design, Animation 
  • Studio Artist — Painter, Ceramist, Sculptor, Photographer, Mixed-Media Artist 
  • Fashion/Textile Design 
  • Gallery or Museum work — Curator, Exhibit Designer 
  • Theater Set Design/Production 
  • Interior Design 
  • Art Educator (Master’s Degree required) 
  • Art Therapist (Master’s Degree required)

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Art Studio A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

As an art teacher for the Herkimer Central School District, Heather McCutcheon loves inspiring her students each day through their use of fine arts. She also coordinates the Arts in Education programs for the district. “The most important part of my job is caring about my students and pushing them to be the best they can be, not just in art but in life.”

McCutcheon credits the Fine Arts faculty at Herkimer College for playing a role in her success.  “It was nice to have small class sizes and independent discussions with my teachers. They helped prepare and put together my portfolio for when I transferred. They definitely went out of their way to help me set that up and make it a smooth transition.”

Whether it's hands-on teaching or the pivot to real-time remote instruction during the pandemic, Professor Maryann Wrinn continues to engage and inspire students. Wrinn obtained her B.A. from SUNY Potsdam and MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University.

Among her many professional achievements, Wrinn was awarded at the 81st annual Cooperstown Art Association National Juried Art Exhibition in 2016 for her mixed media collage.

Contact Professor Wrinn, and get to know the exceptional faculty at Herkimer College.