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Art Department

Department of Art

Welcome to Rowan University’s Department of Art. We are a community of artists, designers and educators which includes 38 faculty and staff who train the next generation of professionals that contribute to the creative economy. Whether in pursuit of a professional degree, certification to teach or wanting an artistic experience to complement your studies, the department has something to offer for everyone.


Department of Art Mission Statement

Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the visual arts in today's society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art appreciation and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic, creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community. (Adopted 2009)

The Department of Art encourages all students, majors and non-majors to engage in the regional arts community of galleries and museums. Whether visiting the Rowan University Galleries (Rowan University Art Gallery), taking a field trip to Washington, D.C, New York or Philadelphia, or attending a professional conference, Rowan students are introduced to all of the opportunities that pursuing a degree in the arts enables.

In preparation for applying for a first job after graduation, or to a graduate program, students with the Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are prepared with a portfolio and the professional skills to succeed in a competitive world.

To see more work by students visit (rowanuniversityart.com/).

 

 

AIR 2020

Artist in Residence Program 

Department of Art + Rowan University Art Gallery

VIEW CALL FOR ENTRY

Spring Semester: January 21–April 30, 2020

The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks an engaging visual artist for the annual Artist in Residence Program. This residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Rowan community. The residency period is one full semester and offers a stipend, studio space, access to department of art facilities, an optional exhibition, and artist-led programming.

Rowan University is a mid‐sized state institution located in southern New Jersey. The Department of Art serves approximately 1400 students and employs 7 full‐time faculty. The curriculum includes courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design, video and animation, sculpture, metals/jewelry, ceramics, art education, and art history.

Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the visual arts in today's society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art appreciation, and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic, creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community. 

The Artist in Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits.

Applications for the Artist in Residence Program are now being accepted.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday, February 24, 2019

If you have questions regarding the Artist in Residence Program please contact Jillian Schley at schley@rowan.edu


  

The Department of Art offers a range of courses in the Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art programs. The studio offerings include hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The lecture offerings in art history, art appreciation, history of graphic design and history of photography are designed for majors and for students satisfying the creative experience requirement.

To learn about programmatic offerings go to: (full list of academic programs)