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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Art, Electronic Arts and Graphic Design Programs Profile

Written by ACR StaffNovember 2, 2011
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Specialization in Electronic Arts (Camden campus), B. A., B. F. A. Art with Specialization in Graphic Design (Newark campus); M. F. A. Art (New Brunswick campus)

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $10,104 (Camden and Newark campuses), nonresidents $22,034 (Camden), $22,456 (Newark); graduate residents $15,384 (New Brunswick campus), nonresidents $23,616 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $2,534 (Camden), $2,212 (Newark) or $2,212 (New Brunswick).

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Contact Information:

Camden campus:
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102
856.225.6104

Newark campus:
249 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
973.353.5205

New Brunswick campus:
65 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732.445.4636

Scope of Program:

Electronic Arts majors at Rutgers' Camden campus may choose either the Computer Animation or Graphic Design concentration.  Students in both concentrations take foundation courses in visual fundamentals, 3D foundations, drawing, computer graphics, art history, computer art and design for the World Wide Web.  Computer Animation students focus on classical animation, character animation, animation production and post-production, computer animation and multimedia.  Graphic Design students concentrate on typography, layout, computer animation and design and computer multimedia.  Students in both concentrations create a thesis exhibition.

Graphic Design students at the Newark campus begin their studies with foundation courses in design fundamentals, drawing, figure drawing, painting and art history.  They then focus on history of design, photography, printmaking, layout, packaging design, publication design, computers in graphic design, illustration, motion design and interactive design.  Students complete two senior studio seminars.

M. F. A. candidates at the New Brunswick campus complete an interdisciplinary program in studio arts, in which they may concentrate on electronic/multimedia arts.  Students complete coursework in photo image, video/media workshop and events and performance.  Students must pass a first year review and create a thesis and M. F. A. exhibition.  Internships are available.

Applicants to the B. A., B. F. A. and M. F. A. Art programs must submit a portfolio.  Merit scholarships are available, as are need-based scholarships.  New Jersey students who can demonstrate financial need and are first-generation four year college students may be eligible for New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund grants.