With the right training, there is no reason art can’t be your passion — and your career.

Centenary University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in the Visual Arts, Studio Arts concentration, will enable you to explore a wide variety of aesthetic concepts, theories and visual ideas that will prepare you to become a creator, analyst, communicator, problem-solver, critiquer and a theorist in the Art and Design field. These are skills that will help you pursue graduate study in Art History or Business Management or take on careers in fields including photography, art therapy, illustration in various areas in addition to an array of museum/gallery positions.

Our Studio Arts students will acquire knowledge in technical and visual techniques, so they will be able to work with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional design, as well as current methods in mixed media. The curriculum includes a strong focus in liberal arts, as well as intertwining inter-disciplinary courses with a digital emphasis in graphic design.

Individual Creativity Encouraged

In our Studio Arts program, you will develop a practiced expertise for independent work in the art and design field. Our graduates have moved on to positions as art directors, gallery/museum managers, art teachers, as well as decorative specialists and retail designers.

In the senior year, candidates for the B.F.A. are required to complete a comprehensive capstone senior project. This project usually takes the form of a one-person exhibition in the university gallery. Students are required to demonstrate artistic competency in three mediums, write a senior thesis statement paper, produce a professional portfolio and learn the aesthetic, technical, and legal/business aspects of the gallery curatorial process.

With this combination of academic and “real-world” pragmatic experience, our graduates have gone on to prestigious (MA) programs in Art Therapy as well as Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) programs at top schools including Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York.