Studios, galleries and multimedia communications firms are just
some of the organizations that are in constant need of talented,
creative and professionally trained artists. And with the rising
consumer preference for more realistic video games along with movie
and television special effects, such as 3D animation, this need
will continue to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts
that jobs for artists will increase 12 percent by 2018.
You can prepare for these opportunities through the Bachelor of
Fine Arts Degree Program — one of the only New York-area fine arts
programs to be awarded accreditation by the prestigious National Association of
Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Offered by St. John’s
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the 132-credit degree
provides students with the necessary technical and creative tools
as well as a rigorous liberal arts education. Students gain the
experience and intellectual preparation to carve out their
individual artistic identities. They develop a thorough
understanding of the various media used in visual arts, while
refining their artistic skills through drawing, painting and
working with computer graphics software. They also acquire
essential critical thinking and analytic abilities, benefiting from
the University’s well-rounded liberal arts curriculum.
Benefiting from St. John’s location in New York City — a global
capital of the arts and media — fourth-year students have access to
invaluable, career-enhancing, for-credit internships at a
cross-section of leading cultural and arts organizations.
To learn more about St. John’s Fine Arts program, explore our program requirements, objectives, academic resources and faculty.
Associate Professor and Acting Chair