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What You Learn

In Kean’s fine arts program, you will acquire and apply a well-rounded knowledge of art history, theory and techniques.

  • Create visual art in different mediums using a variety of methods, including drawing, painting, computer art, illustration, ceramics, sculpture, photography, metals and jewelry, printmaking, woodworking and furniture

  • Develop an artist’s portfolio and learn how to market, sell and exhibit your work

  • Hone your creative and critical thinking skills and enhance your ability to communicate effectively

  • Study with faculty who are working artists and provide expert instruction and mentoring

  • Intern with local galleries, arts centers, businesses and artists' studios

Kean offers a B.A. in Fine Arts and a BFA degree in studio art.*

Studio art options for specialization include: painting/drawing, illustration, photography, printmaking, furniture/woodworking, ceramics and digital media.

*Portfolio required for admission.

Program Options:

B.A. in Fine Arts

B.A. in Fine Arts: Teacher Certification

Minor in Art History

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A fine arts education gives you many perspectives. I can go from photography to painting, from drawing to sculpting. Everything I’ve learned from my art classes helps me to solve problems in other areas."

Cheyonne Thompson
Fine arts student Cheyonne Thompson


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Kean's fine art's program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.


Kean fine arts graduates have thriving careers in the arts and education. Their job titles include:

  • Jeweler
  • Art teacher
  • Curator
  • Mixed media artist
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer 
  • Art gallery owner 
  • Corporate art program consultant



Of Kean's fine arts faculty are exhibiting artists

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