Instructor and student discussing Visual Communication

About Us

For more than five decades, the Department of Art and Design has educated artists and designers who interpret, impact and often shape the world as we experience it. Through exposure to all facets of the visual arts, you will develop a portfolio of work that will enable you to live and work as an artist, designer, historian, arts manager or educator.

Undergraduates receive a comprehensive grounding in color theory, drawing, and two- and three-dimensional design. Our BFA and BA curriculums expand on these offerings with a choice of majors and concentrations in animation/illustration, visual communication design, product design, fashion studies, art education and visual arts.

All students work and learn in fully equipped studios, then have the opportunity to exhibit work in our student-run Gallery 3.5, Gallery F3, and the university’s flagship George Segal Gallery which also showcases the work of regional and internationally acclaimed artists over the year. Moreover, you will be encouraged to exhibit in professional galleries in New York City and New Jersey and learn from artists, historians, critics and curators through Art & Design Forum, our popular speakers’ series.

All of our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). To learn more, visit us or contact any of our faculty listed in our department staff directory.