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Fine Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
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. 
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Overview

You can prepare for these opportunities through the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program. The Department of Art and Design in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has attained the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation, held by selective art schools nationwide.

This 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.

Career Outcomes

Thanks to their strong personal and professional connections, our professors help students build their own networks in New York’s art scene. Seniors gain internships with publishers, magazines, advertising agencies, graphic design studios, museums, galleries, and other organizations that enable them to launch successful careers.

A new survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal survey includes St. John’s among its Top 100 colleges that are “most likely to help students land a job in key careers and professions — areas that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of satisfaction.” Studios, galleries, multimedia communications firms, and business companies, in general, rely on the creative intuition and skills of designers to reach their target audience. 

This competitive field is expected to grow an estimated 13 percent, especially in the interactive media sector. The alumni find great success within their field of study and most of our interns are hired by the hosting firm before they even graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Design
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing 
  • Printmaking: Relief & Intaglio
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Anatomy & Figure Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Printmaking: Planographic Methods
  • Mixed Media Concerns
  • Studio Seminar 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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