The Art Program provides the artistically talented student with the opportunity to become skilled and aesthetically enriched by a variety of art experiences leading to competency in the field of art. By earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, the student is prepared for entrance into art-related professions and graduate study.
Brand-new studios, equipment, an art history lecture room, and The Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, all in Annunciation Center, provide increased learning opportunities. The availability of a MAC computer laboratory with up-to-date photographic, graphic design, and multi-media related software enhances the incorporation of computer-generated graphics in all courses.
The Art Program also offers opportunities for the entire student population to become skilled in artistic techniques and to develop aesthetic awareness by providing both art history and studio courses necessary and useful in attaining a liberal arts education.
We encourage students to double major or create major/minor combinations. Current students are pairing Art and Education, Art and English, Art and Communication, Art and Psychology, and Art and Sociology. Professional opportunities in each field are enhanced by the knowledge gained in both disciplines.
Students completing the degree in Art are equipped with skills to succeed in a variety of art-related careers and graduate programs. Some of our students become professional artists. Many combine Art with Education and use their art skills in the classroom or teach art as a specialized subject. Others work in art museums, art galleries or art related careers.
Recent graduates have pursued graduate studies in programs such as “The Art Market: Principles and Practice” at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Art Therapy at Caldwell College, Painting at Kean University and Montclair State University, and Art Education at Kean University.
Students who wish to go on to graduate programs at the MA, MFA and PhD level need to speak with the Chairperson as soon as possible to construct the proper program to be ready for the various graduate programs.
The Capstone Requirement for Art majors consists of preparing a portfolio of their best artwork and passing a comprehensive exam on art terms and art history. These requirements are part of the Art 433 Senior Art Seminar. In addition, seniors hang 8-10 works as part of a Senior Art Exhibition, usually held during their last semester.