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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 arts, 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.

Recent News

Art Education Student Achievements: Fall 2019 highlights!

Art education majors Shayla Nolan and Estefany Rodriguez published an article with Dr. Carolina Blatt-Gross, assistant professor of art education, titled "Community-Based Art Education for Pre-Service Art Educators" in the fall 2019 issue of Art Beat, the professional publication of the Art Educators of New Jersey.

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TCNJ Graphic Design Graduate, Tom Gebauer ’07 – Mr. Intuitive

Time goes by quickly when you’re absorbed in your smartphone. But Tom Gebauer ’07, an interaction designer at Google NYC, had a far more expansive sense of time in mind as design lead on a mobile version of Google Earth Timelapse that was released in April.

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Rome Info Session: MONDAY, Nov 20; 12:30pm SSB 106

Interested in studying abroad in Rome for 3 weeks this spring? Come to the info session and find out more about it!

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