The Art Department.



The Art Department offers a rigorous, supportive and personalized environment with a sound liberal arts foundation. We are committed to developing in each student the capacity for creative problem-solving in making art. The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts is home to the department’s offerings. An outstanding faculty of practicing artists, dedicated to both their art practice and teaching excellence is teamed with a rare depth of facility: amazing studios, brilliant light, safety, technology, and space.

It truly gave me the freedom to work with any content matter in whatever medium I chose. I no longer felt like a student, but like a real artist working in my own studio. ”
Diana Ortiz C’12
on Advanced Senior Studio

Our NYC Semester on Contemporary Art

Discussing works of art with painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers in their studios; meeting with critics and dealers in Chelsea galleries; analyzing works in the Museum of Modern Art; visiting public art projects around the city. Every fall, students share these incomparable experiences on Drew’s Semester on Contemporary Art.


Scholarship in the Arts

Students who excel in the arts, may elect apply for the Drew Scholarship in the Arts and submit samples of work. Areas of concentration include visual art, music, theatre arts.

Students awarded the Scholarship in the Arts receive an annual award of $1,500 ($6,000 over four years). This award is in addition to any academic merit awards received.