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Art & Visual Studies

The backdrop of the Georgian Court University campus provides the inspiration to study for a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Studies. Enjoy a well-balanced program of theory and practice along with opportunities to develop individualistic creative skills.

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. The program culminates with a capstone exhibition seminar.


To earn a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Studies, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Art courses (21 credits)
  • Studio art electives (24 credits)
  • Visual & performing arts electives (15 credits)
  • Liberal arts & sciences electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.



  • AR111 Drawing I (3)
  • AR113 Visual Thinking & Design (3)
  • AR118 Western Art History (3)
  • AR119 Non-Western Art History (3)
  • AR201 Drawing II (3)
  • AR440 Contemporary Art Seminar (3)
  • AR499 Senior Exhibition Seminar (3)

Studio Art Electives:

  • 200- to 400-level courses (24)

Visual & Performing Arts Electives:

  • Choose from any art, communication, dance, graphic design, or music courses (15). General Education courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives:

  • 200- to 400-level courses in the same discipline (6)
  • 200- to 400-level courses in any discipline (6). All courses in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, world cultures, and women’s studies not being used to fulfill major or General Education requirements can be used to fulfill this requirement.

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