Visual Art

Learn about the theory and history of art while developing as a practicing artist with the B.A. in Visual Art from Georgian Court University.

You’ll enjoy a blend of classroom and studio time—not to mention exciting hands-on experiences—to prepare you for a creative career that can include teaching.


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

  • General Education courses
  • Art courses (18 credits)
  • Studio art electives (12 credits)
  • Major electives (6 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)
  • AR499 Senior Exhibition Seminar (3)

Studio Art Electives:

  • 200- to 400-level courses (12)

Major Electives:

  • Choose from any art, communication, dance, graphic design, or music courses (6). General Education courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Teaching Credentials

  • Elementary Education (K–6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*
  • Teacher of Art (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*

*Teacher of English as a Second Language option available

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education.

Explore the foundations and theories of art as well as principles of visual thinking while enhancing your personal artistic skills. The minor in studio art from GCU inspires students to push artistic boundaries and expand their creative horizons. A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor in studio art.


To earn a minor in studio art, you must successfully complete:

  • AR111 Drawing I (3)
  • AR201 Drawing II (3)
  • Studio art electives (12)

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

I am so blessed to have attended Georgian Court. On top of providing me with an absolutely fantastic education, I was given the opportunity to explore my faith and understand my spirituality. The best part about having attended a Catholic university is that I was not only allowed to explore my religion, I was encouraged to dive deeper into what being a Catholic means to me and to involve myself in activities that fostered my beliefs.

kristin cladek
Kristen Cladek ’14, Graduate Student at Fordham University