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About the Department

Find the creative inspiration—and build a practical foundation—for life in the arts. Options in art education, art history, and visual arts specializations in fine art, graphic design and lens-based art, develop conceptual and technical ability, allowing you to realize your potential for creative projects, artistic expression, and scholarly research. Under the close guidance of renowned faculty mentors, master your craft while grounding your work in theory and analysis of visual culture. Challenge yourself as a practicing artist in public projects—exhibitions and performances, scholarly papers and community workshops—that also prepare you for an arts career.

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First Year Foundation

Choose a visual arts major for strong core courses taught by renowned artist-teachers.

Great Spaces

Create, contemplate, and curate art. Great spaces—like our expansive AIMM Building—spark great work.

Global Perspectives

Cultivate a worldview with travel-study, an international faculty, and the NYC and Philly art scenes.

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  • We’re so excited to round out this great year, and celebrate our graduating seniors of the class of 2022! In preparation for the festivities, please see our 2022 Commencement | Art & Art History Department form where you can RSVP for the upcoming Department celebrations, and share your photos, intended plans post-graduation, memories or special experiences, anything you’d like to share with us! Get featured online as part of our Senior Spotlight Campaign! Learn more and RSVP here.
    We're Celebrating the Graduating Class of 2022!
  •   We have openings throughout the month of January and February for virtual portfolio evaluations, or for 1-on-1 information sessions with a department faculty member! Please use our sign-up sheet here to book your spot! A strong portfolio evaluation can meet the requirements for admission to the Art Education and Visual Arts majors. This means one less admission requirement to worry about. Although students are still expected to complete the TCNJ CommonApp in order to be accepted at the college level, the art portfolio component can be accepted by our department on the spot. Do you have burning questions that you would like to ask a professor? Are you interested in connecting with an art student? Please use our sign-up sheet here to let us know today! See the schedule below for appointment dates, sessions run for approximately 20 minutes each. Portfolio Evaluations Saturday, Jan. 29 – 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 – 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 – 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 – 10-11 a.m. 1-on-1 Information Session Thursday, Jan. 27 – 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 – 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 – 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 – 5-6 p.m. Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions or need help, or want to connect with our Department Program Assistant at a different time, click here!
    Sign up for an Info Session & Portfolio Evaluation with TCNJ Art and Art History!
  • Jessica Hargwood
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  • Alyssa DeFilippis
    The Department of Art and Art History would like to thank Alyssa DeFilippis for representing the Graphic Design program in The ArtsComm DIGITAL launch on Saturday! Great job! Click here to watch the presentation! Don’t forget to visit ArtsComm DIGITAL:
    ArtsComm Digital: Alyssa DeFilippis, Graphic Design
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