Visual Arts


Visual Arts

The bachelor’s programs in the Department of Visual Arts aim to sharpen and heighten perception, craft, and technical skills. As a student in the Visual Arts and Studio Art programs, you may choose to concentrate in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking (traditional and digital), or photography. Students who major in Art Education prepare themselves to meet minimum requirements for provisional certification as a teacher of art (grades K–12).

During your exploration of your chosen medium, you will enjoy small classes with personal guidance from the art faculty who are professional artists and art historians. Students use sky-lit studios at the top of the Humanities building, enjoying panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. In the warmer months, we offer two large terraces that may be used for studio space.

Upon the completion of studies, students, in all visual arts programs are required to create a large scale conceptually based thesis project for public exhibition.

The University maintains three on campus galleries that showcase local working artists. 

Click here for B.F.A. Portfolio Requirements

Undergraduate Programs
B.A. in Visual Arts B.F.A. in Teacher of Visual Arts in Urban Schools

Featured Exhibits

Nina Levy Popular Monsters: Sculpture and Napkin Drawings Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, 2015, Humanities Gallery First Floor, Humanities Building. Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 - 8 p.m.

Center of Arts and Culture

Creativity thrives in Brooklyn. As a student in the Department of Visual Arts, you'll be right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn's Arts and Cultural District.



Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean