Overview

With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class university offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.

Student Life on campus intends to bring together a community of students through the multitude of clubs and organizations available while providing a means to build leadership skills and include volunteering and community service as an addition to the education received at the institution.

School of Fine and Performing Arts

-Kean’s proximity to New York City facilitates relationships with and visits from well-known artists, musicians, and actors.  Enriching lectures, demonstrations, and master classes are frequently offered.-

Offers a spectacular concert series. Kean’s theaters stage both student and professional productions and the University’s art galleries house new exhibits monthly. The School of Fine and Performing Arts is committed to making the arts an integral part of campus life at Kean and increasing their visibility, accessibility and appreciation throughout the region.

Students seeking to explore the depth and breadth of music culture can pursue paths in performance and music education, as well as music as a liberal arts discipline. Often characterized as a “boutique” program, the Conservatory offers highly individualized and personalized instruction in an environment where students develop strong relationships with their faculty mentors and their peers. Conservatory students benefit, in the classroom, studio and ensembles, from the wealth of talent found in the New York metropolitan area and work with some of the finest performers, scholars and artists—a world-class faculty.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Kean University's Music Conservatory has a strong reputation for the preparation of musicians and music teachers and boasts an excellent record for placing and directing graduates in or towards fruitful careers in music, education or advanced studies.

Degree Programs Incude: 

      • Bachelor of Arts in Music
      • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Pedagogy
      • Teacher Certificate Track
  • The Theatre Conservatory 

 Whether you want to perform, design, direct, teach or otherwise work in theatre, Kean can help you turn your talent into a life's work, your passion into a profession, your dream into a reality. It is our common passion for theatre that creates a diverse group of students and an outstanding faculty who are working together to create a community that will help you discover the best in yourself and in others.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Kean University's Theatre program mirrors the university's mission to provide a core educational foundation based on the liberal arts. Our curricula are designed to educate theatre students to enter the realm of professional theatre, theatre education or advanced graduate studies.

Degree Programs Incude: 

      • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
      • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance
      • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology
      • Dance Minor

Kean's fine arts programs offer a variety of degree options for students interested in becoming productive artists and craft persons, as well as art teachers and art historians. Classes are held in well-equipped studios in small groups with individualized attention. Our students form a diverse community that centers around learning the concepts, skills and techniques needed for successful careers in the arts.

Degree Programs Incude: 

      • Bachelor of Fine Arts
      • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art
      • Bachelor of Fie Arts: Studio Art/Photography
      • Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

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