Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts

All undergraduate students in the Visual Arts department begin with the same Foundation Studio curriculum, designed to familiarize them with core concepts and basic skills in preparation for a rigorous studio practice. The course's emphasis is on the study of drawing, color, and composition as well as time and screen-based contemporary art practices. Students on the BA track then pursue more liberal arts requirements within the wider university rather than declare an area of concentration with upper level studio courses in Visual Arts.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

BFA students may come to study in the department before deciding on a specific visual arts concentration. They can take a year (or even almost two) to explore different disciplines before choosing their degree (BFA in Visual Arts or BFA in Design) and before choosing their concentration (drawing, design, media, painting, photography, print, sculpture) at the end of their sophomore year.

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Newest MFA graduates featured in exhibition

The works of three of the newest MFA graduates of Mason Gross School of the Arts will be part of the exhibition “Fresh Meat/Young Blood: New Jersey’s New Masters" presented by Arts Guild New Jersey from June 2 through July 11, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 1–4 p.m. at the guild's gallery, 1670 Irving Street in Rahway, NJ.

Visual Arts Graduate Featured in Star-Ledger

More than mutual affection is shared between photographer Aubrey Kauffman, who graduated this past weekend with a master of fine arts degree, and his friend and fellow artist Mel Leipzig. Each inspires the other's work, including a time-lapse film by Kauffman of Leipzig painting the photographer—a story with a twist made clear in the Star-Ledger:

"But no, yeah" gallery show through April 15

Thirty-three New Jersey artists are set to exhibit their work in but no, yeah, a show running from Thursday, April 4 to Tuesday, April 22, 2013, at the Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square.

Visual Arts alum finds success in rock band Screaming Females

New Brunswick has been home to a lively music scene for decades—at beloved bars like the recently shuttered Court Tavern (RIP) and in basement punk shows at private homes.

A few bands have catapulted out of the sweat- and beer-stained world of basement and club shows, and the punk trio Screaming Females, fronted by Mason Gross School Visual Arts alum Marissa Paternoster, is one of them.

Renowned Artist Shimon Attie presents "Art and Memory: Moving Images" March 6

Art and Memory: Moving Images
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Shimon Attie, internationally renowned artist
The Abraham Matlofsky Memorial Program