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Welcome to the Art Department

Welcome to the Art Department

Discover Through the Visual Arts

As culture changes and new modes of expression develop, curious and creative minds will continue to discover meaning through visual exploration. The SJC Long Island art department offers a range of studio, art history and theory courses incorporating diverse artistic approaches across cultural, social and geographic boundaries.

Enjoy hands-on studio courses including: graphic design, web design, drawing, painting, printmaking, traditional and digital photography, sculpture, ceramics and crafts.  

Explore past and present visual culture with art history courses that span from prehistoric ages through the modern era.


Now Offering A B.A. in Studio Arts

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The art department's newest offering, a B.A. in Studio Arts, opens the door to a vast choice of potential careers and is excellent preparation for the advanced study in many areas.

Why Study Art at SJC?

  • Outstanding faculty of practicing artists and scholars
  • Small classes which allow individualized learning for beginners through advanced students
  • Studio facilities including state-of-the-art MAC lab, spacious 2-D studios, ceramic studio, and darkrooms
  • Experiential learning programs including annual study abroad opportunities, and regular coach bus trips to NYC museums
  • Online and hybrid courses available to both campuses

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Learn more about our minors and concentrations

Art History Minor
Cultivate an understanding of human expression.

Art History Minor

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. 

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Fine Arts Minor
Find your own aesthetic.

Fine Arts Minor

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.

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Studio Art Minor
Discover your creative potential.

Studio Art Minor

The arts embody some of the highest aspirations of the human spirit.  The St. Joseph’s College 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.

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Concentrations in Art/Fine Arts
The perfect compliment to your degree.

Concentration in Art

Thirty credits consisting of 5 art history/theory courses and 5 studio art courses. 15 credits must be at the 100 level. The college 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 NYS requirements and qualifies the student to register for the Art Certification Exam. 

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Concentration in Fine Arts

Thirty credits consisting of 15 art credits (1 art history/theory course, 4 courses in studio art), and 15 music credits (MUS 100; 1 music studio course and 3 music theory/history courses). 15 credits should be at the 100 level.

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Learn more about our offerings

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Studio Art Minor

Discover your creative potential. Click here to learn more.

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Art History Minor

Cultivate an understanding of human expression. Click here to learn more.