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Health & Safety Information

Remote work and classes will continue through Sunday, January 30, 2022. All student services will remain accessible both remotely and in person, and athletics, theatre and most other events will continue as planned. For more information, view the university's health and safety protocols. Visit the  Winter 2022 Student Services Guide for information about student support services and campus activities available during the remote period.

What You Learn

You can pursue a specific degree in studio arts, certification or supervision that fits your career goals.

  • Rediscover the passion that led you to the field of art, by stepping back into the studio and classroom

  • Enhance your artistic skills, and techniques and conceptual thinking as an artist and/or educator

  • Study the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of art and artistic expression

  • Gain new insights, inspiration and perspective as an artist and fine arts educator

  • Work, interact and share ideas with other professional artists and art educators

  • Enrich your professional profile, and fuel your creative intelligence and expressive voice.

Application Deadline
Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Admission to the M.A. in Fine Arts is competitive and requires application materials in addition to those required by the University. Interested individuals are strongly advised to schedule an appointment with Joseph Amorino, Ed.D., at: jamorino@kean.edu.

Applicants must provide the following (items 1-2 are submitted on Slideroom):

1. Respond to any questions in Slideroom

2. An Art Portfolio (Artwork containing 12-15 images, at least eight which demonstrate freehand drawing and painting)

3. Transcripts/Grade Records (already submitted with general application to the University)

4. Interview with Program Coordinator upon request

In addition M.A. in Fine Arts: Supervision Certification and M.A. in Fine Arts: K-12 Art Teaching Certification applicants must provide an Academic Writing Sample (a formal paper written for an academic course)

M.A. in Fine Arts, Studio

M.A. in Fine Arts, Certification Option

M.A. in Fine Arts, Supervision Option

Program Coordinator
Joseph Amorino, Ed.D.
(908) 737-4403
jamorino@kean.edu

Clock tower through view of flowers

Discovering the metal art studio at Kean University, as well as Professor Jen Crupi, ignited a career for me. After graduation, I received a Puffin Foundation Grant and spent time making art in India. The support from the Kean Foundation and the Fine Arts Department allowed growth and success."

Celeste Regal '14 M.A. Studio
Artist/Writer/Owner, Gypsy Ghost Studio, former artist-in-residence at a college in India

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 and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

Graduates of the master's program in fine arts find rewarding and creative work as:

  • Art educators
  • Museum educators
  • Professional artists or writers
  • Fine arts supervisors
  • Artisans in a variety of visual arts fields
  • Jewelry designers
  • Studio artists
  • Community arts coordinators
  • Private art school owners and instructors
  • College artists-in-residence

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