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Arts & Visual Studies

Students interested in studying art may earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Art & Visual Studies or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Visual Art.

The major in art provides students, through a well-balanced program of theory and practice, an opportunity to develop as artists while preparing them to be practicing artists in the future.

Studio courses offer students the opportunity to pursue their creativity in a variety of media while developing skills. The ability to develop strong conceptual concepts and to express them creatively is emphasized within the context of an artistic practice. An interdisciplinary approach to art making is encouraged.

Through a range of art history courses, students acquire knowledge of both western and non-western art movements, critically analyze individual works, and understand the uniquely integrative nature of multicultural art study.

Students seeking certification to teach art should work towards a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Visual Art. Students must also satisfy all School of Education requirements and meet all New Jersey state requirements. For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education section of this catalog.

Undergraduate Degrees

B.A. in Visual Arts
B.F.A. in Art & Visual Studies


Studio Art
Art History

The Georgian Court University campus provides a beautiful environment for artist to work and for all of the university community to enjoy. The S. Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, the Italian Gardens, the Sunken Garden and the Japanese Garden offer artist a variety of setting for creative exploration. To foster each individuals creative vision class sizes are small so that students in the art program receive individual attention from professors who are professional artist.

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