Clubs and Opportunities

Students in The Department of Art + Design have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of different clubs, organizations, and activities outside of class.



Produced annually, Vernacular is an art, design and literary publication put together by students featuring the best of Sage’s art and literary talents. Open to all students, Vernacular provides an exciting platform to learn practical skills in collaboration, publication design, print and web production, estimating and much more.

Learn more about Vernacular and view past editions here.


Sage AIGA Chapter

Founded in 1993, this student group is affiliated with the Upstate New York AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Chapter. Students elect officers, network with professional members of AIGA, coordinate programming efforts, raise funds for student activities and organize speaker and travel opportunities. AIGA students have traveled to London, Italy, Greece, San Francisco, and New York. Members have also attended the AIGA Biennial Conventions in Memphis, Tennessee and Denver, Colorado.


Interior Design Club

The Interior Design (IND) Club at Sage College of Albany provides an opportunity for students to connect with one another outside of the design studio. The IND Club hosts monthly guest speakers, a lunch and learn series, and a fall outing, among other activities. The IND Club welcomes participants from all majors, not only interior design students. It’s a great way to meet others and be a part of the vitality of the Sage College of Albany campus.


Study Abroad

Art + Design students can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad while at Sage. Semester-long programs and short-term study abroad tours are available to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. See our study abroad information page to learn more.

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Figure Drawing Open Studio

Figure Drawing Studio allows students to practice drawing from a live model outside of class. The studio is open Tuesday evenings from 6–9pm in room 202 of the art building and is open to all students and members of the Albany community. There is no fee, and a monitor is present for all drawing sessions. Easels and tables are provided, but participants must bring their own drawing supplies.

To view a schedule of upcoming dates for Figure Drawing Studio, click here.

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