College of Communication & Creative Arts
Welcome to the
College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University
Welcome to the newly reorganized College of Communication & Creative Arts.
As part of an academic reorganization that took effect on July 1, 2012, the Department of Art joined our college, and it was renamed to reflect the full range of our subject areas.
As you browse through the pages of our website, I invite you to consider the impressive breadth of offerings, both curricular and non-curricular, in the College of Communication & Creative Arts. The curriculum offered in each department challenges students to explore theoretical and practical issues of human communication and creativity, including how we shape, and are shaped by, the rhetorical symbols of our cultures, institutions, and relationships. Our programs are staffed by active, engaged faculty members whose records of teaching, scholarship, and professional practice are truly impressive. Students in the college have the opportunity to gain experiential learning through internships (at for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the country), practica (including engaging in research with faculty scholars), studio and production courses (that give students experience in creating campaigns and media artifacts), and through student organizations (including the campus radio station, WGLS, and our Rowan newspaper, The Whit). It truly is a special place to work, to learn, and to enjoy. I hope you find yourself as intrigued and impressed as I am with the college, its faculty, staff, and students.
The Art of Movie Riffing: A Workshop with MST3K Creator, Joel Hodgson
Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, is coming to Rowan University on February 6 and 7.
On Friday, February 6, Hodgson will teach a select group of students about the art of movie riffing from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Bozorth hall. This event is by registration only and limited to 40 students.
On Saturday, February 7, there will be a public event at 7:00 p.m. Student workshop groups will open the show with their riff performances, and then Hodgson will perform his piece, “Riffing Myself,” that he has toured around the country. A question-and-answer period will follow.
Click here for an application to sign up for the workshop.
We invite you to read about the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students.
I know I speak for the entire college when I say that we are happy to address any questions you may have about the college and to share with you our achievements and our plans for the future. We look forward to sharing our college with you!
Lorin Basden Arnold, Dean
College of Communication & Creative Arts – Mission Statement
The College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, providing our students with an understanding of communication and creative arts theory and practical application that empowers them in their future career, civic, and personal endeavors. The College is committed to developing and implementing rigorous and stimulating curricula, creating opportunities for student engagement, guiding creative and artistic development, and enhancing students’ critical thinking abilities. While educating students in the fields of communication and the creative arts, our faculty and staff also shape student awareness of the requirements of responsible citizenship, encourage examination of the ethical dimensions of communication and creativity, and contribute to the larger scholarly and professional communities.