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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

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

BFA in Studio Art

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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 ’20
Fine arts student Cheyonne Thompson

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.


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

After Kean

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

  • Jeweler
  • Art teacher
  • Senior curator
  • Mixed media artist
  • Photographer
  • Corporate art program manager
  • Deputy director for international initiatives



Of Kean's fine arts faculty are exhibiting artists

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