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See this page. Think you could make it look better? If so, you belong in our Visual Arts program.

Centenary University’s Visual Arts program combines hands-on training in art and graphic design with a well-round curriculum of liberal arts courses. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Visual Arts with a choice of concentrations in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Arts

Both concentrations provide in-depth, career-focused studies in fine and applied arts in areas such as painting, printmaking, illustration, computer graphics, photography and museum/gallery practices. Whether you choose to go on to graduate school or start your career, you will graduate with the communication, academic and business skills you need to succeed.

A Destination for Artists

Roughly an hour from New York and Philadelphia, Centenary provides art students with frequent opportunities to visit museums, galleries and professional societies. These opportunities benefit both Studio Arts and Graphic Design students, as both curriculums include traditional fine arts courses in topics including drawing, painting and art history.

Meanwhile, our location also opens up a world of graphic design internship opportunities, which in the past have included options such as CNBC television, The (Morristown, N.J.) Daily Record newspaper, and Kate Spade of New York. Similarly, our art students have gained admission to prestigious, highly selective Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) programs including Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York.

Show Us What You’ve Got

If you are seeking admission as freshmen or transfer, you must submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates skills in drawing, color and design. Ideally, the art portfolio should include between one to 20 pieces of original, quality artwork. You may submit a digital portfolio of your work or choose to present your portfolio during a personal interview with an art department faculty member.

Minor in Social Media Marketing

Why not make your resume pop and your skills soar with a Minor in Social Media Marketing? Centenary’s unique Social Media Marketing minor is the perfect addition to Visual Arts; giving you cutting edge skills and setting you up for tomorrow's job opportunities. The minor includes 4 Courses that fit within the free electives section — no extra credits or time:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing