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Online Courses

Rutgers Arts Online offers online courses on your schedule. Our list of Art & Design courses are taught by working artists who are experts in their field.

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Art & Design

Online Courses

Rutgers Arts Online offers online courses on your schedule. Our list of Art & Design courses are taught by working artists who are experts in their field.

Matriculated and non-matriculated students may take courses through Rutgers Arts Online. Non-matriculated students must complete the Rutgers University application before registering for a course.

Available Courses

NEW: 07:080:101 The Creative Process Online

This course will investigate how visual artists employ a creative process which develops their ideas visually. Students will learn from this and while working from a written assignment they will produce research material, and sketch book work undertaken using a range of processes and a variety of materials. This development work will lead to exciting original final outcomes.

3 credits

07:080:131 Art Appreciation Online

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel but don’t know how to express? The online course in Art Appreciation is an opportunity to look at many pieces of artwork and to learn “art talk.” Travel around the world on your computer to look at all kinds of fine art. This is not an Art History course. The emphasis is on looking and understanding what you see.

3 credits

Note: Art & Design majors may not receive major credit for this course. 082 majors may not take this course for credit. Students who have taken Art 105 or Art 106 may not receive credit for this course.

07:080:132 Art Appreciation Online Short Course

This is a compressed, 2-credit course.

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel but don’t know how to express? The online course in Art Appreciation is an opportunity to look at many pieces of artwork and to learn “art talk”. Travel around the world on your computer to look at all kinds of fine art. This is not an Art History course. The emphasis is on looking and understanding what you see.

2 credits

07:080:133 Design Appreciation Online

Design is about progress. It is the conceptualization and creation of new things: ideas, interactions, information, objects, typefaces, books, posters, products, places, signs, systems, services, furniture, websites, and more. This course introduces significant developments in the history of design in Europe and America from 1880 to present. The curriculum will examine a variety of object types, including furniture, interiors, graphics, fashion and products, and draw examples from the well-known, as well as, the anonymous. Throughout, design will be situated within its social, cultural, political and economic contexts. The changing role of the designer, the effects of the shifting ways of life on patterns of production and consumption, and the future of design will be considered.

3 Credits

07:080:233 Multimedia Art: Sound Online

We’ll explore the exciting and emerging field of sound art. Did you ever wonder where sound sampling came from? This course will include a look at the impact of experimental sound on contemporary culture. Students will be exposed to a variety of  historic works from such movements as Dada, Futurism, Fluxus, and video art.

3 credits

Note: Art & Design majors may not receive major credit for this course.

07:080:300 Media Art and You: Creativity in the Digital Age Online

In this course, you will create original  media works in a variety of forms including documentary, narrative, experimental and performance, which are inspired by your own experiences. We will primarily focus on increasing the creative depth of your projects, the ideas that inform them and the technical capabilities that are crucial to their realization.

Students will emerge from this course with a better understanding of the building blocks of media production including, but not limited to: production planning, storyboarding,  shot composition, and sound design.

Additionally, students will develop a critical engagement with historic and contemporary media works through screenings and discussions. The course is open to students of all skill levels.

3 credits

Note: Art & Design majors may not receive major credit for this course.

07:080:331 Digital Photo Image Online

Explore the technical and the creative principles of beginning digital photography. Students will develop their own analytical eye for framing and composing photographs as well as working with their digital camera and basic Photoshop to develop a personal workflow. In addition to readings, audio and visual lessons and feedback will be provided for both the technical and creative components of this class.

Requirements: SLR digital camera, access to Photoshop.

3 credits

Note: Art & Design majors may not receive major credit for this course.

07:080:431 Social Media for the Arts Online

A “must-take” for ambitious artists in any discipline. “Social Media for the Arts” provides visual and performing artists with the skills to promote their work and advance their careers in today’s competitive market. By focusing on the most cutting-edge digital marketing tools, it teaches artists how to reach and effectively communicate with their target audiences. Topics covered include, among others, website strategies, blogging and micro-blogging, Facebook and Twitter strategies, video campaigns, and mobile tactics.

3 credits

Note: Art & Design majors may not receive major credit for this course.

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Atif Akin
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Ulrika Andersson
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Milcah Bassel
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Donna R. Brown
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Damian Catera
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Brent Dickinson
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Rita Leduc
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Ruqqayya Maudoodi
Director of Rutgers Arts Online
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Anne McKeown
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Thomas Paul Raggio
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Marshall Sponder
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Ingrid Steiner
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Jett Strauss
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Amanda J. Thackray
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Erin Treacy
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Tyson Washburn
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