Established in 1948, the Department of Art and Design includes B.F.A. majors in Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Photography; a B.A. major in Art History; and an M.A. in Museum Administration. Our B.F.A. and B.A. programs offer an intensive art school curriculum within the context of a liberal arts university. Students and faculty work in an environment where the desire to succeed professionally is balanced by the tenets of the Vincentian mission, which emphasizes respect for the individual, service to the needy, human solidarity and adherence to the belief that giving of one’s self makes the world a better place.
St. John’s University has attained the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation, held by selective art schools nationwide.
Our mission is to provide challenging visual arts degree programs with the goal of developing visually sophisticated artists and designers who are intellectually driven, ethically conscious and critically aware. Our philosophy centers on students becoming professional artists, designers and art historians by expressing their unique ideas with skill and conviction, while remaining responsive to the historical, cultural and social context within their own work and lives.
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