Aesthetics is increasingly the deciding factor in today’s world of commerce. We seek and choose beauty—in products from DVD covers to toothbrushes to textiles to Web sites. In more and more cases, the fine arts of painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and drawing are not only in demand for gallery exhibitions, but for integration into commercial use as well.
The Department of Art offers you all of the above disciplines, plus a state-of-the-art wireless MacIntosh lab housing 15 new Macs, printers, scanners, and digital cameras. Our talented faculty will help you build a professional portfolio that can land you internships at places such as the Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association, Disney, Six Flags, and area newspapers, book presses, and museums. Graduates are employed in architectural firms, graphic design agencies, production firms, textile design companies, and book publishers.
The B.F.A. in Art is offered in graphic design/illustration and in general fine arts and prepares students for careers in art or for graduate school. Art students often have the opportunity to showcase their work in the university’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery. The B.A. in Art is for those who plan to teach in elementary school, major in art history, concentrate on art and design, or become certified to teach art K–12.
B.A. in Art
B.F.A. in Art
Minors are available in all degree studies.
Related Areas of Study
The major in art provides students with the opportunity to develop their inherent capacities and talents through a well-balanced program of theory and practice. In studio courses, students learn to express ideas in creative forms with a variety of media for their greater enrichment as human beings and for the acquisition of skills basic to further study and practice. Through sequential courses in art history, students explore the great art movements and develop a critical analysis of individual works and an understanding of the uniquely integrative nature of multicultural art study.
Students may work toward a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art, Art with an art and design concentration (for students interested in commercial design professions), or Art with teaching certification.
Students also may work toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art with a studio arts concentration.
Students who plan to teach must satisfy all the New Jersey requirements for teacher certification, including passing the Praxis II exam and performing student teaching.
Georgian Court University provides a beautiful campus for art, varied outdoor sites for sketching with sculpture, fountains, and a Japanese Garden with Tea House. We have modern studios and small classes that provide lots of individual attention by caring professors.