Long Island Art Department
Realize your creative potential. Find meaning through visual arts. Get Ready.
As culture changes and new modes of expression develop, curious and creative minds will continue to discover meaning through visual exploration. St. Joseph’s University provides the ideal environment to immerse yourself in studio art.
The art department on our Long Island campus offers a diverse range of studio, art history and theory courses.
Develop your skills in studio courses that include drawing, painting, printmaking, digital design, sculpture, ceramics and crafts as an art form. Explore past and present cultures through art history courses that span the prehistoric ages to the modern era.
Mary Scott '17
Studio Arts Major
"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."
The Long Island Art Experience
Career Opportunities: A B.A. in Studio Arts opens doors to a vast choice of potential careers, such as art educator, art therapist, exhibition artist, graphic designer, web designer, advertising designer, art director, art agent/consultant, arts administrator, museum director, curator, art historian.
Studio Facilities: We offer a state-of-the-art digital design lab, spacious 2-D and 3-D studios, and professional ceramic and craft equipment.
Artistic Exploration, Near and Far: Enjoy our experiential learning programs, including annual study abroad opportunities, frequent trips to New York City museums, and online and hybrid courses.
Learn more about our art degrees and programs
Studio Arts Major
Opens the door to a vast choice of potential careers.
Obtaining a bachelors degree in Studio Arts opens the door to a vast choice of potential careers and is excellent preparation for advanced study in many areas.
Art History Minor
Cultivate an understanding of human expression.
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.
Digital Design Minor
Learn to express yourself in interactive and digital formats.
Digital design courses will introduce students to the hardware, software and techniques utilized within the digital art fields. With programs like Adobe Photoshop students will learn to express themselves and their ideas in a variety of interactive and visual formats.
Fine Arts Minor
Find your own aesthetic.
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.
Studio Art Minor
Discover your creative potential.
The arts embody some of the highest aspirations of the human spirit. St. Joseph’s University'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.
Concentrations in Art/Fine Arts for Child Study
The perfect complement to your degree.
Thirty credits consisting of five art history/theory courses and five studio art courses. Fifteen credits must be at the 100 level. The University 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.