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  • The Art Department of New Jersey City University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1976.

    Our mission is to encourage the development of our students as artists, designers, scholars, and leaders capable of excelling in a complex, rapidly changing society. The faculty of the Art Department, in support of the Urban Mission of the University, is committed to facilitating the outstanding achievement of every student in our program, to help each realize their goals, and to aid them in their development. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the multiplicity of roles for the creative person in a contemporary urban society. Our program is dedicated to taking advantage of the cultural diversity of the greater metropolitan area. We recognize and stress the importance of balancing history and tradition with contemporary aesthetic ideas, skills, techniques and technologies.

    The Art Department offers more than one degree track. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 58 credits and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which is offered with a variety of specializations, requires 83 credits.