Visual Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

Design studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts are grounded in graphic design and interaction design, reflecting the rapidly evolving nature of visual communication and technology. Students gain expertise in developing innovative ways of communicating ideas in a wide range of concrete and dynamic media. They acquire skills in typography, publication design, coding, and data visualization, while shaping content and form in both speculative and real-world situations.

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University’s first Design BFA degree set for fall 2015

Degree will serve growing job sector

Mason Gross School of the Arts is set to launch Rutgers University’s first Design BFA degree in fall 2015.

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Designed by students, these exhibition websites offer the most comprehensive look into our students’ body of work and vision as they prepare to graduate from Mason Gross:
MFA EXHIBITION 2015: Rutgers in New York (at Gowanus Loft)
BFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS 2015: (at Mason Gross Galleries)
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Gary Schneider honored with Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence

Visual Arts professor Gary Schneider was awarded the Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence on May 5, 2015. He was recognized by the Board of Trustees "for his compelling photographs and deep understanding and critical analysis of photography."

Alum Nell Irvin Painter on her transition from academia to the art studio

Mother of reinvention

By Lisa Intrabartola

Plenty of retirees fly south for the winter, enjoy a few leisurely classes at the library, and indulge in the art of puttering.

That’s just not Nell Irvin Painter’s style.

SPARKED: Atif Akin, Professor of Visual Arts

Mason Gross School artists discuss the elements that fuel their work


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Visual Arts student finds her way back to the classroom after two decades

Lisett Clark always seems to find her way back to life as an artist.