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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Art

Rowan University

About the 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.


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.

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:


Department of Art: Types of Courses

Studio Courses (3 s.h.): Hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced levels in painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and so on. Classes meet for a total of 5 hours per week. Studio-based clases 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.): Learning about Art History, History of Graphic Design, History of Photography, and so on. Classes meet for a total of 2.5 hours per week.

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