Why Study Art at New College?

With its dual emphasis on both quality academic work and the arts, the New College Art Area of Concentration (AOC) provides a unique environment where students are encouraged to incorporate diverse perspectives from a variety of disciplines into their studio practices. Our Art AOC gives students the preparation needed to pursue a career within the arts as a professional artist, designer, educator, or arts administrator. Our students have gone on to study at nationally and internationally recognized top tier graduate programs in the arts.

Our spacious classroom studios support a diverse range of media including wood, metal, digital, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Sculpture facilities include a foundry, woodworking area and welding area.
Painting and drawing studios provide ample space for large-scale projects in oil, acrylic and watercolor.
• The printmaking studio accommodates intaglio, block printing and screen printing, and a Mac lab.
• A centralized exhibition space generates a forum for display and dialogue.

Our introductory art courses provide a foundation that allows you to further develop skills in content knowledge, critical thinking, communication skills and technical processes of art making, enhancing both independent and advanced coursework. Upper-level studio courses, seminars and tutorials further technical and conceptual proficiency. Group and independent tutorials facilitate personal development, independent thinking and increasingly self-disciplined studio habits. Prior to the senior thesis semester, you submit a senior thesis proposal. With faculty approval, the proposal is formalized into a final studio/research senior thesis project.


It is no surprise to locals, but American Style Magazine made it official when it released its 2012 readers' poll of the top arts cities in the nation: for its size, you can't beat Sarasota.

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201