Welcome to the SJC Long Island Art Department

Welcome to the SJC Long Island Art Department

Realize your creative potential.

The art department at SJC Long Island offers a diverse range of studio, art history and theory courses that open the door to a vast choice of potential careers. Our graduates routinely land jobs in art education, art therapy, graphic and web design, museum curation, theatrical set design and arts administration, among other areas.  

As culture changes and new modes of expression develop, curious and creative minds will continue to discover meaning through visual exploration. St. Joseph’s College provides the ideal environment to immerse yourself in studio art and realize your potential. 

Develop your skills in studio courses that include drawing, painting, printmaking, digital design, sculpture, ceramics and crafts as an art form, and explore past and present cultures in art history courses that span the prehistoric ages to the modern era. 


Gabriella GeleskoMary Scott, Studio Art Major • Class of 2017

"In all studio classes, St. Joseph’s has managed to find the highest caliber of professors who care about their students’ learning, engagement and interest above all else. Any student in the studio art courses at St. Joseph’s will feel motivated, inspired and challenged."

Learn More About Studio Art

 

Learn more about our art degrees and programs

Studio Art Major
Opens the door to a vast choice of potential careers.

Obtaining a bachelors degree in Studio Art opens the door to a vast choice of potential careers and is excellent preparation for advanced study in many areas.

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Art History Minor
Cultivate an understanding of human expression.

Art History Minor

Study Art History. Learn about the world around you and gain the tools to succeed in it. Choose from numerous courses covering a wide range of time periods, artistic techniques and world cultures. While studying Art History exposes you to new perspectives, it also focuses on practical skills, with emphasis on writing, research and critical analysis. Art History courses provide a flexible, yet useful basis for a liberal arts education that can be applied to any career path. 

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Fine Arts Minor
Find your own aesthetic.

Fine Arts Minor

The fine arts minor consists of 24 credits, including 12 art credits (one art history course and three art studio courses) and 12 music credits (including one music theory course, one music history course and one music studio course). Twelve of the 24 total credits must be above the 100 level.

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Studio Art Minor
Discover your creative potential.

Studio Art Minor

The arts embody some of the highest aspirations of the human spirit.  St. Joseph’s College's Art Department introduces students to the depth of this form of human expression. Studio art courses guide students in discovering their creative potential, through the creation of works that address technical proficiency, conceptual exploration and self-expression.

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Concentrations in Art/Fine Arts
The perfect complement to your degree.

Concentration in Art

Thirty credits consisting of five art history/theory courses and five studio art courses. Fifteen credits must be at the 100 level. The college does not offer New York State Certification in art, but the 30 credits of art courses taken by students in the art concentration program meet state requirements and qualify the student to register for the Art Certification Exam. 

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Concentration in Fine Arts

Thirty credits consisting of 15 art credits (one art history/theory course, four courses in studio art), and 15 music credits (MUS 100; one music studio course and three music theory/history courses). Fifteen credits should be at the 100 level.

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