Art + Extended Media

Art + Extended Media is a studio art program where students explore all types of media, from ink and clay to steamrollers and fire. They take risks, fail successfully, all in the name of making amazing artwork. They’re as fluent creating with a computer as they are with their hands. Our students develop authentic, original voices as they learn to redefine what’s possible in the arts, the industry, and beyond.

Art + Extended Media is a studio art program where students explore all types of media, from ink and clay to steamrollers and fire. They take risks, fail successfully, all in the name of making amazing artwork. They’re as fluent creating with a computer as they are with their hands. Our students develop authentic, original voices as they learn to redefine what’s possible in the arts, the industry, and beyond.

The Art + Extended Media B.F.A. program emphasizes a strong studio practice. Following foundation year courses, students are provided with a studio space. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors meet together in a studio seminar course where they engage in and refine their art practice. Our goal is that students understand who they are as artists and why they make art. 

We believe that an art practice should be well-rounded, where students can answer conceptual challenges with many skills. Our students take courses from the Graphic + Media Design and Interior Design programs, making Art + Extended Media a unique BFA degree where physical and digital art-making go hand-in-hand.

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Our students explore various mediums to find solutions for communications challenges. The best solutions come from continued exploration. We encourage that.

Open Studio Night

Open Studio Night

Art @ Sage

Professor McDaniel

Art + Extended Media students are encouraged to take Topics courses that are unique to traditional arts curriculum. These courses explore alternative media with a thematic conceptual approach. Students in topics classes have collaborated on projects, created art for unique spaces, experimented with destruction as a means of practice, performed for the camera, and made prints with a steamroller. 

The bottom line is that you enjoy what you do. We will challenge you to make thoughtful, engaging work that is yours, which is when art is at its best. Come for a visit!

Art + Extended Media at Russell Sage cultivates innovative artists with creative hunger.

Art is not an elective, but instead a passion that needs cultivation. The Art + Extended Media faculty engage in their own art practice alongside the students, which promotes an engaging community of learning beyond the classroom. Students grow and refine their passion through the help of their faculty and their fellow studio mates, preparing them to be active leaders and contributors in artistic communities beyond their college experience. 

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1 (FALL)

Drawing 1
Photo 1
Imaging 1
Sage Connections
Humanities

SEMESTER 2 (SPRING)

Spatial Design
Time Arts
Imaging 2
Math 110 or higher
iThink

SEMESTER 3 (FALL)

2D Studio Techniques
Art History I
Imaging 3
Perspectives course
Perspectives course

SEMESTER 4 (SPRING)

3D Studio Techniques
Art History II
Sophomore Studio
Color & Light
Perspectives course

SEMESTER 5 (FALL)

2D Studio Concepts
Design Technologies 1
Modern Art
AEM/ISD/GMD Studio course
Perspectives course

SEMESTER 6 (SPRING)

3D Studio Concepts
Business Practices
Art History elective
AEM/ISD/GMD Studio or Art History elective
iThink

SEMESTER 7 (FALL)

Capstone 1
Portfolio Preparation
Art Criticism and Theory
AEM/ISD/GMD Studio or Internship
Perspectives course

SEMESTER 8 (SPRING)

Capstone 2
Topics
AEM/ISD/GMD Studio course
AEM/ISD/GMD Studio or Art History elective
Perspectives course

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT

Sydney Lussier – Class of 2016

While at Sage, Sydney focused her practice on printmaking and sewing, integrating her writing, which cut into the psyche of women and their role in society and culture. She continued her education at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) earning her Masters in Education. She has returned to her home town in Schenectady, New York, where she teaches art to K-12 students, sharing processes and concepts that she explores in her own practice.

“Coming into the AEM program at Sage, I have been met with endless support and guidance by both my peers and my professors. I have been encouraged to explore new mediums that are far beyond what I ever imagined possible. My practice is strengthened through the passion of those around me. The program has pushed growth in both my art and myself as a person in ways that I wouldn’t have thought possible on my own.”

Kayla Boomhower
Class of 2021

Madison Scisci

Madison Scisci

Madison is a senior in the Art + Extended Media program. Her work explores identity through the surreal depictions of her subjects. Curiosity guides her subjects through dark, psychological narratives. Madison is a painter and filmmaker. 

Begin your journey to a career
in Art + Extended Media.

Begin your journey to a career
in Art + Extended Media.