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 Department of Arts, Culture & Media at Rutgers University-Newark, is pleased to share the 2020 senior graphic design capstone exhibition, REPRESENT. The capstone exhibition includes twenty-three transmedia projects that individually examine representation. Each focus on the profound and lasting effect representation has on identity from various perspectives, seen through the lens of communications design.
Join us Friday, May 22nd, at 6pm on the Express Newark Instagram Live for an evening of live poetry with Newark Poets & Rutgers-Newark MFA Poets.
Six faculty and one staff from the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN) were included among the 2019-20 Faculty Year-End Awards from Rutgers University.    Every year, Rutgers honors outstanding faculty and staff across the university with its Faculty Year-End Awards. The awardees are selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service. For each award, the recipient receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium.  
Jordan Casteel in the NY Times. 
Rutgers University-Newark is proud to honor and recognize all of our 2020 graduates! Please join us for the Virtual Graduate Recognition Celebration at https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/commencement at 10am on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 
Keary Rosen, founding director of the Form Design Studio and Lab at Express Newark, has turned to technology to help make face shields to support New Jersey’s health care workers. Rosen is using fused deposition manufacturing (FDM) 3D printers to produce face shields inside the lab to augment much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.