ART & DESIGN
BFA in Visual Arts Curriculum Requirements
BFA Visual Arts Major Curriculum Requirements–current
Visual Arts Major Liberal Arts Requirements–for students entering 2019 and after
Visual Arts Major Liberal Arts Requirements–for students who entered Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Visual Arts Major Liberal Arts Requirements–for students who entered Spring 2018 and prior
BFA in Design Curriculum Requirements
More than 100 study opportunities throughout the globe are offered by semester, as well as winter and summer programs. Students are advised to plan ahead with the undergraduate advisor regarding coursework abroad.
Students interested in pursuing art-specific courses have applied to “Summer: Rutgers Art History in Rome”; “Summer: Rutgers Art in Paris: Spaces, Places, and Pictures”; and Florence University of the Arts in Italy.
Students are eligible to apply for internships via e-blasts throughout the semester, featuring various opportunities for internships and jobs. An internship involves supervised work outside the department and must fulfill an academic purpose; be supervised outside of Mason Gross; and include an evaluation by the outside person who is supervising the student.
Students must complete and submit an internship proposal form before undertaking the internship in order to receive credit. An internship is considered a studio elective or may be used toward VAP (Visual Arts Practice) credit.
Students have worked with various companies and programs including:
- Walt Disney Studios
- Elle magazine
- Marvel Comics
- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
- Gray Projects NYC
- NBC Universal
- Johnson Atelier
- Newark Museum
- Mana Contemporary
- New York City galleries and museums
- Embrace Kids Foundation
- Art education
- Art therapy
Visual Arts Mentorship Program
The department cultivates close connections between our graduate and undergraduate populations in order to encourage dialogue, collaboration, and camaraderie across our diverse student body. This is nurtured through the Visual Arts Mentorship Program that partners graduate students with undergraduates in their senior year. Graduate student mentors meet periodically with their undergraduate student mentees to offer guidance, feedback, exposure to advanced graduate study, and support as their mentees prepare for their upcoming thesis exhibition, consider graduate education, and ponder life after school.
Diversity & Inclusion
In the Department of Art & Design, academic excellence and artistic relevance are incumbent upon engendering, applying, and supporting inclusive and diverse perspectives to research, pedagogy, service, and leadership in the academy. We passionately support a broadly diverse student body and faculty dedicated to fostering equity and accountability in the academic and social life of our programs and greater community. We cultivate this by deeply valuing and sharing the rich backgrounds, differences, experiences, and identities of our students, faculty, staff members, and programming. The department is committed to modeling a deeply inclusive community that welcomes creative voices from often-underrepresented groups in higher education, including but not limited to artists of color, individuals of diverse gender identities and religious backgrounds, first-generation college students, artists and scholars with disabilities, and those with non-traditional and exceptional pathways to the arts.