Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

Nell OLeary does group critique in charcoal drawing class

Instructor Nell O'Leary teaches during a group critique in The Figure: Charcoal class (January 2021)


Studio Incamminati and Rowan University’s Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, have partnered to offer students a unique Bachelor of Fine Arts degree path. This program is designed to offer three years of intense training in humanist realism and representational skill development at Studio Incamminati, followed by general education and art courses at Rowan University (some Rowan courses may also be available to take online and during the summer.) This will culminate in a BFA in Studio Art with an Atelier concentration from Rowan University.

Through the program students will study the human figure from direct observation. This includes drawing, painting, sculpture and design from live models in a studio setting. They will thoroughly explore skill-based, traditional drawing and, later, become fluent in a contemporary artist's range of pigments. Following three years of intense training at Studio Incamminati, students will complete their studies with general education courses at Rowan University.

About Rowan University
Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a bustling regional university that's ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Today, Rowan's more than 19,000 students choose from more than 74 bachelor's and 51 master's degree programs, four doctoral programs and two professional programs. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine. For more information on Rowan University’s Art program visit

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There are two ways to apply to the Atelier Concentration, outlined below:

Starting at Studio Incamminati
1. Apply at Studio Incamminati with your portfolio and state your interest in the BFA Atelier Concentration during the application process.
2. If accepted, you will begin 3 years of study at Studio Incamminati.
3. Before your 4th year, apply to Rowan University and state you are on the Atelier Concentration. Our partnership allows for a streamlined application process to Rowan University. Students who meet Rowan’s minimum academic parameters are guaranteed admission into the University.
4. Upon acceptance, begin taking general education and art courses at Rowan University which satisfy Rowan’s BFA requirements.

Summer Scholarship

Those who start at Studio Incamminati are eligible for the Studio Incamminati Summer Scholarship which will reduce tuition by 50-percent for up to six credits and can be renewed for up to three years.

Starting at Rowan University
1. Apply at Rowan University and Studio Incamminati simultaneously. For Rowan, apply as normal and state your interest in the BFA program to your university contact. For Studio Incamminati, apply and submit your portfolio.
2. If accepted to Studio Incamminati per the portfolio review, you will begin taking General Education and Art courses which satisfy Rowan’s BFA requirements.
3. Afterwards, you will begin 3 years of studies at Studio Incamminati.
4. Following your graduation at Studio Incamminati, you will have earned a BFA degree from Rowan University.

How do the two schools work together? Why do I need to apply to both?
This degree is a partnership between the schools’ independent programs. Students will be applying to both schools separately, and therefore will need to apply to financial aid separately as well.

Where can I take the Rowan courses?
Students will be able to take Rowan courses online, at the Camden, NJ campus, and at the Glassboro, NJ campus.

What transportation is available between Philadelphia and the Rowan campuses?
There is a free shuttle that takes students between the Camden and Glassboro campuses. Students living in Philadelphia can take the PATCO line from the city to the Camden campus.


For information about Studio Incamminati, or to arrange a tour, contact Dan Mahlman, Operations Manager at 215-592-7910 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information about Rowan University, contact Amanda Kuster, Assistant Director of Admissions, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.