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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Art

Rowan University

About the Department of Art

Department of Art Mission Statement (Adopted 2009)

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.

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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.

On this site, you can find current student and program activities and opportunities, advising and degree information, and ways to contact faculty and staff, as well as a look at what’s going on right now. Welcome to the Department of Art!

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Department of Art Course Credit Hours Policy

Course Type

Student Credit

Instructor Credit


Studio Courses: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels





Meet twice a week for 2.5 hr. each session for a total of 5 hrs per week.

Lecture Course:

Art History, History of Graphic Design, History of Photography





Meet for 2.5 hr. a week in either two 1.25 hr. sessions or one 2.5 hr. session.

General Education Studio Courses: Workshops





Meets once a week for 2.5 hrs.

Studio courses are listed as 3 credits for students and 4 credits for faculty effort. Faculty effort is indicated by the following:  (1) instructional preparation for studios and lectures; (2) hands-on technique demonstrations; (3) studio and equipment maintenance. 

Studio-based class requirements include extensive hands-on training, production time to complete student projects, individual faculty instruction and require a longer duration of time for material and technique experiences. 

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12 Reasons to Be Part of Our Department

To assist potential students in their decision-making process, we offer this link to provide more information on finding the art program that is right for you:

Studying visual art at Rowan can lead to success and happiness by providing important 21st century skills: