The profound work of the Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci, is the world’s great example of the integration of art, science and technology. Today's artists and designers combine and synthesize the work of many diverse specialized fields in order to engage today's world of science and technology, politics, global markets, and ecology.
The four-year Fine Arts program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.* The first year curriculum is shared with the three other Art+Design programs - Industrial, Interior and Digital Design. This common curriculum provides a broad design foundation and instills a sense of community among fine arts students and their peers in other design disciplines It includes design and graphics classes with digital media, color theory, art history, and general education courses such as math and English.
Foundation Year Courses
|AD 111||Communication in Art+Design:
|AD 112||Communication in Art+Design:
|ARCH 334||Color Theory/Electronic Color||3 credits|
|AD 161||History of Art & Design I||3 credits|
|AD 162||History of Art & Design II||3 credits|
|HUM 101||English Composition:
Reading, Writing, Speaking
|HUM 102||English Composition:
Writing, Speaking, Thinking
|MATH 113||Finite Mathematics & Calculus I||4 credits|
|MATH 114||Finite Mathematics & Calculus II||4 credits|
|CS 104||Computer Programming & Graphics Problems||2 credits|
|HIST 213||The Twentieth-Century World||3 credits|
|PE XXX||Physical Education (selected by the student)||1 credit|
|Frsh Sem||Freshman Seminar||0 credits|
During their Foundation Year, students will be exposed to and expected to work in both digital and traditional media. Digital design work will take place in dedicated Digital Media Laboratories, while work in traditional media will take place both in and out of class. Read the list of required tools and materials.
In addition to six semesters of prescribed design studio courses after the foundation year, Fine Arts students will be taking a variety of art theory and criticism courses such as Contemporary Aesthetics and Case Studies in Industrialized Art well as studio electives from a variety of offerings. Students may select design electives from a broad and ever-growing array of options that may include courses like History of Architecture, Architoons, Arts Marketing and Public Relations, History of Games, Video & Animation, etc. The final two years of study are structured to allow students to either broaden their exposure to various media and intellectual explorations or to specialize in particular areas of interest.
Along with facilities available throughout the campus, Fine Arts students have access to traditional workshops, such as wood and metal, as well as computer-Aided Design and Digital Media Laboratories located in the NJSOA's Weston Hall.