Students choose from one of six fine arts, including painting.


Let us help you discover your inner artist.

You’ve got a Picasso inside of you, yearning to create. As a studio art major, you’ll learn to work with a wide array of materials as you zero in on a discipline that truly brings out your creativity, whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpting or photography. Your exposure to art history will give you the perspective you need to ensure your art is both well crafted and original. Through it all, the guidance of our inspired and inspiring professors will lift your imagination to new heights, preparing you to make significant impressions on the art world.

I was told the professors at Brooklyn College really know their craft and still keep their passion while teaching. So far, that has proven true.

Sabrina Husband ’13

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Quick Facts

  • Our faculty has received Guggenheim and Mellon fellowships.
  • Brooklyn College is just a subway ride away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the world with a collection of more than two million pieces.
  • Our Meier Bernstein Art Library regularly hosts lectures by prominent New York artists.

Possible Careers

  • Photographer for a major news magazine or journal
  • Commercial artist at an ad agency
  • Computer graphics designer at a multinational business