SUNY Adirondack, Russell Sage offer agreement for art majors

Students sketch self-portraits in an art class
June 12, 2023

ADK Fine Arts students can seamlessly transfer to Art + Extended Media program

QUEENSBURY, New York (June 12, 2023) — SUNY Adirondack is proud to announce its partnership with Russell Sage College to offer SUNY Adirondack Fine Arts graduates seamless transfer to Russell Sage’s Art + Extended Media Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.

“We are excited to add this collaboration with Russell Sage to SUNY Adirondack’s numerous articulation agreements with institutions throughout the Northeast, to create pathways for our students to complete a bachelor’s degree,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. 

Under the agreement, Russell Sage will accept up to 66 credits earned by a Fine Arts student at SUNY Adirondack. The student must earn a C- or better to qualify; those who attain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 are automatically admitted into the BFA program.

Classes accepted within the agreement include general education requirements such as Introduction to College Writing and Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts-specific courses such as Two-Dimensional Design, Western Art History and Painting.

“We welcome the opportunity for our art students to continue their education at Russell Sage College,” said Renee O’Brien, Ph.D., professor of Photography and chair of the Arts, Media and Culture division at SUNY Adirondack.

This agreement begins in the Fall 2023 semester.

About Russell Sage College

Russell Sage College is an undergraduate and graduate college with campuses in Albany and Troy. Founded in 1916, the college’s motto is “To be, to know, to do.” Russell Sage College boasts a 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, 21 athletics teams, an enrollment of 2,159 students and more than 40,000 alumni.