Art, B.A.

School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Overview

As an art student, you can explore drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital art, fabric art, interactive media, and cartoon illustration, among other media. The department offers a suite of studios and workrooms, including state-of-the-art digital labs; a pristine printmaking studio; photography labs; woodworking, metal, and ceramic facilities; and naturally lit painting studios—all in which you can use to express your creative vision.

Art, B.A.

Where You'll Go

With training in studio art, you could go on to be an animator, art director, graphic designer, industrial designer, photographer, or many other professions.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Requirements (41–42 Credits)

The art history major is writing intensive.

The department chair, with the approval of the chair of the department’s undergraduate curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

Art 1050 or [Core Studies 2.1] or Core Curriculum 1120 or Art 1010.

Art 2210, 2211, and 3066 .

Six additional credits in art history courses.

Twenty-four additional credits in studio art courses chosen from at least four of the following subject areas:

  • Digital art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Special topics and honors courses in the above subject areas can count toward the fulfillment of the subject-area requirements with permission of the instructor and the chair.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the design elements necessary to create a work of art (line, shape, form, color, texture, proportion).
  • Demonstrate familiarity with fundamental skills necessary to create artwork in a specific media.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary or historical references to existing works of art.
  • Able to create art that reflects an original voice (an individualized and informed perspective).

Degree Maps

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Contact the Art Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

Or contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

To make an appointment with an undergraduate admissions counselor, visit:

Virtual Admissions Counselor Appointments


Digital Art (15 Credits)

Fifteen credits in digital art chosen from the courses below:

Art 2560, 2561, 2562, 2723, 2811, 2812, 2820, 2821, 2822, 3812, and 3814

Special topics and honors courses in digital art can count toward the fulfillment of the subject-area requirements with permission of the instructor and the chair.

The digital art concentration credits count toward the studio art course distribution requirement.

Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the art B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Brooklyn Museum
  • International Center for Photography
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MOMA PS1
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Rubin Museum of Art

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