Art Department

  • Rowan University Art - Graduation 2017

Art Department

Department of Art

The Department of Art at Rowan University offers a continuing tradition of inspiring education in the fine arts, design, art education and art history. The department offers both majors and elective students the opportunities to experience the visual arts as an important facet of a broader university education. 


Rowan University Art Gallery: 

Rowan University Art Gallery


Student Work Website:


2018 Artist in Residence

Applications Now Being Accepted for SPRING Semester 2018
February 26, 2017
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4 Reasons to be part of our department

  1. Our faculty are actively engaged professionals. We are working as artists, designers, and historians so we share up-to-date information with you as part of your education.
  2. An active program of visiting artists, designers and an artist-in-residence. You can develop relationships and learn from these pros even while you stay on campus. Plus, our geographic location means we regularly visit Philadelphia, New York, and D.C. museums and galleries, or talk with professionals while touring their studios and workshops.
  3. Small class sizes (studios are capped at 15 students), give you get lots of personal attention and support in developing as an artist, designer, educator. You can't get lost in the crowd.
  4. Great scholarships, some at the incoming freshman level; others at advanced levels. This includes the prestigious Seward Johnson scholarship which sends one student-all expenses paid-for a semester of study at SACI in Florence, Italy every year! Our scholarship benefactors loyally support our department and our outstanding students.


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)


Department of Art: Types of Courses

Studio Courses (3 s.h.):
Classes meet for a total of 5 hours per week.
Hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced levels in painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and so on.Studio-based classes offer individual faculty supervision. Students receive extensive hands-on training as they complete their projects and learn about materials and techniques.

Lecture Courses (3 s.h.):
Classes meet for a total of 2.5 hours per week.
Learning about Art History, History of Graphic Design, History of Photography, and so on. 

General Education Studio Courses (3 s.h.):
Classes meet for 2.5 hours per week.
Workshops exposing non-majors to various studio arts.


Study visual arts at Rowan

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