The Art Department offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts that requires 83 credits of Art courses. The BFA program is offered in the following Specializations:
ADMISSION INTO THE BFA PROGRAM
Admission to and retention within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program requires a 2.5 overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and a 3.0 CGPA in Art courses.
Students wishing to enter the BFA degree program are strongly urged to register their names with the Art Department BFA Coordinator during the first week of their first semester at New Jersey City University for early advisement. BFA candidates must complete the foundation art courses, including required art history courses, before entering the BFA program.
GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR BFA STUDENTS
Students in the BFA program are required to complete 45 credits in General Studies Program requirements and electives. These include the All-University Requirement (AUR) courses (18 credits) and 27 credits of Area A–F elective courses. BFA students are required to complete three credits in each General Studies Program area (A–F), plus an additional three credits in each of three different areas selected from areas A–F.
Students seeking Art Teacher Certification must complete specific courses within the General Studies Program, as required by the State of New Jersey. Students seeking Art Teacher Certification should refer to the Art Teacher Certification program section, below.
COMPLETION OF THE BFA PROGRAM
To be eligible for the BFA degree, the candidate must:
6. Successfully complete the BFA Thesis Book: Each student is required to complete a BFA Thesis Exhibition Book containing all required work, which includes professional quality slides of their Senior Exhibition/Portfolio.