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Art & Design


The department’s studio facilities are located in the Civic Square Building (CSB) in downtown New Brunswick, and in the Livingston Arts Building (LAB) on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Classes are offered in large, open studios and critique spaces for painting, drawing, photography, media, sculpture, and design work. The department has six Mac computer labs with workstations, scanners, and large format printers tailored to the specific requirements of our specialized areas. Additional facilities include a newly renovated performance, critique, and exhibition space; dedicated media corridor; black and white darkrooms; audio and video recording studio and equipment with the latest software programs; a new green-screen room and lighting studio; two wood shops; a metal shop, foundry, and ceramics studio; access to a maker space with new digital fabrication equipment; and a host of exhibition and performance venues.

The design area offers a wide variety of display and interaction materials including:

  • Canon EOS T6i Still and Video DSLRs
  • Ricoh 360-degree Cameras
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • Arduino Uno kits
  • Kinect Controllers
  • Leap Motion Controllers
  • iPads
  • Wacom Tablets
  • Mac minis
  • Media Players
  • Projectors


Rutgers University strives for our campus experiences to be universally designed and useable by all people to the extent possible. If you require an accommodation to participate in an Art & Design event, please contact Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno at 848-932-5399 or at least one week in advance. Please provide the name of the event, the date, and the accommodation required.

Rutgers University complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Contact Rutgers Access and Disability Resources for more information on reasonable accommodations for events, programs, or activities at 848-445-4499;; or visit

Civic Square Building / Mason Gross Galleries

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Downtown New Brunswick

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The Civic Square Building is primary hub for the Department of Art & Design. Students have access to spacious, fully equipped studios for painting, design, drawing, computer art, and performance art, including production studios for film and video, darkrooms for photography, a woodshop, lighting studio for photography, and the Rutgers Printmaking Collaborative which includes stone lithography, etching, relief, silkscreen, letterpress, artists' books, and paper making.

Mason Gross Galleries, located on the first floor, offers ample public exhibition space in the heart of the city’s arts district for students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists. The building also houses the Mason Gross Dean’s Office.

Facilities highlights:

  • 33 shared and private studio spaces
  • dedicated critique room
  • iMac computer lab
  • Imacon film scanner
Civic Square Building

Mason Gross Galleries

Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square is a 4,200-square-foot venue in the heart of New Brunswick’s arts district exclusively dedicated to showcasing graduate and undergraduate student work. The space features up to 10 exhibitions each year, all free and open to the public. The gallery acts as a laboratory for new work across media and concentrations, providing a platform for expression and experimentation.

Contact: Sam Bogner, gallery coordinator

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Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square
Livingston Arts Building

39 Road 3
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Livingston campus

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Satellite building for the Department of Art & Design housing the department’s sculpture and ceramic facilities in a setting that includes ample workshop, studio, and exhibition space, as well as a kiln and outdoor workspace to serve the particular needs of the three-dimensional arts. Includes workshops for wood, metal, and ceramics, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.

Livingston Arts Building