The Art Department is constantly growing and changing, to respond to the dynamism of the art world as well as to the needs of industry.

Recently the department has expanded into a new building for the visual arts, the Power Art Center, which offers you new studios and laboratories for photography, painting, printmaking, ceramics, furniture and sculpture. With this new 50,000 square feet of studio space, William Paterson University can offer you the most up-to-date facility in the region.


Focused on the Visual Arts which focus on art history, graphics, animation and foundation courses.

The Ben Shahn Galleries situated in Ben Shahn provide outstanding exhibitions and public lecture series.



Focuses on painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and furniture design.