Arts, Culture & Media

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media combines an interdisciplinary community-oriented core curriculum taken by all majors in the department with discipline-based majors.In addition to the integrated core, the department offers programs of study in Art, Design and Art History, Media Studies (with majors in Journalism and Video Production), Music, and Theatre Arts. With a faculty that includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars and artists, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media offers innovative courses with an emphasis on integration in the arts and the campus's urban mission of community engagement. In addition to the opportunity to combine academic study with hands-on class experience, students benefit enormously from the Department's internship programs. These programs, which provide entry level professional contacts, draw upon the richness of Newark's cultural institutions such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum, Prudential, The Star Ledger, and New Jersey Television Network as well as the opportunities offered by the rest of Northern New Jersey and especially New York City.

Over the last several years, the Rutgers University–Newark Journalism program has been expanding at a clip. Enrollment has surged, additional faculty have been hired, course offerings have multiplied and diversified, and new facilities have come online to keep up with rapid changes in the industry, ensuring that students are ready to hit the ground running when they graduate and embark on their careers.
Alexis Torres Machado, a senior in the Arts, Culture and Media department, was interviewed by WNYC about being a DREAMer and his new song, “For My Immigrants.” Alexis Torres Machado was only five when his family left Uruguay and moved to Newark. His parents told him he was undocumented when he was 11.
"Hi, my name is Jordan. What’s yours?" It’s the icebreaker that artist Jordan Casteel uses whenever she stops strangers on the streets of her neighborhood in Harlem. “I am a painter, and I have been working on this project,” she says, with her disarming manner. “Would you be interested in participating?”
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) recently awarded grants to three Rutgers University–Newark organizations to help them advance projects that could have long-lasting impacts on local and state residents.  RU-N was overrepresented among this years’ winners, taking home nearly one-quarter of the 16 grants handed out by NJCH this round, which totaled nearly $200,000.
A new exhibit at the Newark Museum of Art includes works by two members of the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN) community, Anthony Alvarez and PaulA Neves.
Rutgers Big Ideas—an initiative of 12 bold projects with global implications—will draw on the university’s academic, health care, and research expertise to make the world a better place. For more than 250 years, Rutgers has been reaching further, trying harder, and achieving bigger and better things. From the discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis, to the Rutgers Tomato, the university has given birth to bold projects that have made the world a better place.
Saturday, June 19, 10am - 5pm
We recently spoke with Robert Snyder, professor emeritus of Journalism and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, about the upcoming movie release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” and how it compares to his personal experiences as well as extensive historical knowledge. 
July 6, 2021 12:00PM - 13:15PM EST Register (External)