Please note, the Art and Art History Department’s next Art Folio Day event will be held on Sunday, October 18th, 2020.
A strong and complete portfolio at Art Attack would feature 12 or more original works demonstrating the applicant’s drawing and technical skills, creativity, and aesthetic ability. A substantial part of the portfolio should feature drawings (still life, figure, self-portrait, and assorted sketches). We encourage you to include additional work in other media such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, digital media, and video. If possible, please also include at least one image from a sketchbook.
A strong complete portfolio from high school seniors or transfer applicants could meet the portfolio requirement for admission to the Art Education and Visual Arts majors, although applicants would still have to submit the remaining required academic criteria for admission and be comprehensively reviewed prior to admission to the college. Students are encouraged to show their work even as juniors or if their portfolio is incomplete. Our faculty members are happy to provide advice on how to improve the portfolio before final submission. The portfolio consultation is the same for all majors and specializations.
TCNJ’s Department of Art and Art History offers the following dynamic degrees:
- BA in Art Education
- BA in Art History and Visual Culture
- BFA in Visual Arts (Specializations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photograph & Video)
The Department of Art and Art History is committed to providing programs of study which develop a high level of conceptual and technical ability, resources beyond the studio and the classroom for a broader education in the arts, exposure to and understanding of electronic media and methods of communication, and a balance between a demanding course of professional study and a liberal arts education.
Our art facility features traditional studios as well as state-of-the-art computing and electronic media labs. The faculty of the Department of Art and Art History consists of scholars, exhibiting artists, and active professionals, and it is augmented by guest lecturers and adjunct professors who are practicing professionals in the New York-Philadelphia corridor. The department enjoys an enviable placement record in terms of graduate study and employment, and graduates of the program have attained positions of leadership in their respective fields.