Turn your passion into your profession


Now more than ever, creative people with new ideas and new approaches to problem-solving are in high demand. New Jersey City University’s Art Department nurtures and develops artists through a balance of history and tradition alongside contemporary aesthetic ideas, skills, techniques and technologies.

Your creativity and leadership skills will flourish under the individualized attention of our experienced faculty who will prepare you to thrive in today’s competitive and dynamic art world. Proximity to New York City places you minutes away from museums, galleries, design studios, agents, curators, critics and art collectors. NJCU faculty leverages this proximity to help you unlock your full potential and gain practical insights into launching a successful art career. Our complement of studio and non-studio concentrations offer an array of opportunities to learn, grow and follow your passion.

Students create and study in the Visual Arts Building, a state-of-the-art learning environment that fosters creativity and collaboration. With three galleries and an outdoor sculpture space, exhibition space is ample. You will find work by acclaimed and emerging artists, as well as students and faculty. Exhibitions are often accompanied by panel discussions and programming that maximizes the learning experience.

The New Jersey City University Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. NJCU’s Art Department graduates become artists, designers, teachers, scholars and leaders. What will your future hold? 


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Martin Kruck, Chair
Visual Arts Building, Room 120 




Click the button below for suggested courses to follow and complete, term-by-term, to make it easier to understand how to graduate in four years within your major. Degree Maps are used to assist you and your advisor with planning your academic path to graduation. Use this guide to discuss your academic plan and course selections with your advisor.

It is important to note that each student's specific program of study could, and likely will, look different. At NJCU, our goal is to customize the Degree Maps to fit your situation. Consult with your advisor for the path that is best for you.

BA Art History

BA Art Education

BA Art Therapy

BA Fine Arts and Crafts

BA Graphic Arts and Design