College Of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey Art Department is committed to providing programs of study which develop a high level of conceptual and technical ability, resources beyond the studio for a broader education in the arts, exposure to and understanding of electronic media and methods of communication, and a balance between a demanding course of professional study and a liberal arts education.


United States

2000 Pennington Road
NJ 08628-0718
Phone: (609) 771.2652

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News and Events

Artists Discussion for Dress Code Exhibition, March 21 7pm
To complement the Dress Code exhibition, a panel discussion featuring all three artists Elke Lehmann, JillianMcdonald and Momoyo Torimitsu will be moderated by Liselot van der Heijden who curated the exhibit. The Panel will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm in the Library Auditorium. Dress Code is an exhibition of works that emphasizes the role of clothes on a social and emotional level.
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 12:48:25 EST  

Information For  Undergraduates

The Fine Arts Program curriculum consists of an intensive foundation in drawing, 2D and 3D design, color theory, digital arts, a variety of studio disciplines, and a core of art history courses. It culminates with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Fine Arts Program offers a flexible program of study in which the student may follow a specific advanced curriculum in the major fine arts, or may design their own advanced curriculum through faculty advisement and critique. The senior year includes two capstone courses which result in an exhibit of senior thesis work.

The Fine Arts Program takes advantage of the College's proximity to major museums, galleries, and collections in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington to broaden students' exposure to current trends and traditional concepts and techniques. Students begin to focus on the professional aspects of their careers early on and are encouraged to exhibit work throughout the College campus as well as in the annual student exhibit and other venues.

Advanced studio courses may be repeated for credit to gain the desired depth in the studio areas. Independent study is availabl...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

The College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Holman Hall on the beautiful campus of The College of New Jersey. Annual exhibitions include the Art Faculty Exhibition, the Art Student Exhibition, biennial juried exhibitions/ National Drawing and Printmaking. Two additional curated shows are added to this list each academic year to complete the gallery schedule. Visitors and the campus community are encouraged to enjoy the displays. All gallery exhibitions, demonstrations, and lectures are free and open to the public.

The College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Holman Hall. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12-3 p.m. with additional hours on Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, 1-3 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public. View Campus Map (Holman Hall is located near Lake Ceva).

Exhibits are sponsored by The College of New Jersey Department of Art and funded in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  

How To Apply

Acceptance to the studio majors (Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, and Art Education) offered by the Department of Art requires portfolio acceptance as well as admission by the College. After the department has received a copy of the student's application from the Office of Admissions, it will review slide portfolios.

The deadline for submitting slide portfolios for January admission candidates and early-decision candidates is November 30, 2005. The deadline for slide portfolios for regular September admission candidates is March 1, 2006. The materials for both deadlines must be received by this date. Early submissions for both deadlines are highly recommended.

Acceptance to the College of New Jersey and permission of the Art Department chair are required for admission to the Art History major.

The portfolio should consist of
a) slides or a CD,
b) a numbered slide list indicating the title, materials and dimensions of the work and
c) a one-page personal essay.

Slides or CD

Include 12 slides or images on a CD of original works, demonstrating the applicant's drawing and technical skills, creativity, and aesth...  [ Read All ]