Adelphi University - Garden City, NY | New York Schools with Design Programs | Graphic Design

Adelphi University

School Summary
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 877-3000
Degree Type:
One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Campus Housing:

About Adelphi University

Adelphi University is the oldest institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Founded on June 24, 1896, Adelphi serves a student body of undergraduate and graduate degree candidates on the main Garden City campus and at facilities in New York City, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie.

Adelphi's Garden City campus, established in 1929, has five buildings designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Meade & White, and two buildings designed by the internationally celebrated architect Richard Neutra. The Fine Arts and Facilities Building is located on the south end of campus, providing studio and exhibition space for the visual arts.

Students who attend this campus can attain an undergraduate degree in art education, art history, computer science, and studio art. Graduate degree programs are available in studio art for students who want to expand their experiences in color theory, painting, photography, and art criticism. This degree expands on the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program that begins with a rigorous studio foundation in drawing and design and culminates in concentrated studies among painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, or graphic design disciplines.

The graphic design specialization is a two-year intensive study with a required internship. To be accepted, you must demonstrate your potential by submitting a portfolio for review in the spring of the sophomore year.

Photography classes also are popular at Adelphi, with impressive photo labs located on the third and fourth floors of Blodgett Hall that include a darkroom with more than a dozen enlargers, a studio for still-life and portrait photography, a work studio with sinks and drying racks, and a critique/discussion area. Adelphi also maintains an computer lab for digital photo classes. Art students are eligible for elective courses in photography throughout their four years of study.

Adelphi University, an independent, comprehensive institution, is chartered by the University of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Education Department among other accreditation for various departments.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,