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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:

Applicants must provide the following (items 1-2 are submitted via your Kean University Application or from your Cougar App Portal):

1. Respond to the required supplemental questions on the Kean University Application

2. An Art Portfolio (Artwork containing 12-15 images, at least eight of 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, Supervision Certification Option

M.A. in Fine Arts, Teaching Certification Option

Program Coordinator:
Joseph Amorino, Ed.D.
(908) 737-4403

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, M.A. Studio
Artist/Writer/Owner, Gypsy Ghost Studio, former artist-in-residence at a college in India
Kean MA Fine Arts graduate is a successful artist and business owner

Cougars Climb Higher

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.


Studio-labs, clubs, internships and fieldwork provide opportunities to experiment with innovative ways to use materials as artists and educators.

Internships are an important part of an education at Kean.

Pursue your passion

Specialization is an option in areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, metals, jewelry, furniture, scuplture, computer art and more.

Sculptor at work.
Pursue your passion


Showcase your talents and experience a rich and diverse program that regularly features student and faculty work across campus galleries.

The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery at Kean University

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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