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?”
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Virtual Convocation on August 24 at 3pm! First year and transfer students will be formally introduced to the Rutgers-Newark community, and to the important work and mission of the university.
Three faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN) were among the recipients of the 2020 Rutgers Global Grants, announced July 21.    These modest seed grants are offered yearly to all Rutgers faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and non tenure-track faculty. This year, there were four categories of grants: International Collaborative Research Grants, Global Health Seed Grants, Global Environmental Change Grants, and Study Abroad Grants.
The global pandemic has raised the question of how we can fundamentally change the ways in which we look at plants. Join a conversation that brings together urban farmers, foragers, activists, and artists as we explore how this moment has the potential to influence our relationship to plants and how we consider them. Moderated by Alexandra Chang, Associate Professor of Practice, Arts, Culture, and Media, Rutgers University-Newark In partnership with the Newark Museum of Art, hosted by Catherine Evans, Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies
In these socially charged times, one of the most important things in the fight against systemic racism and our own internal biases is education. Faculty at Rutgers University-Newark teach and work at one of the most diverse university in the United States, and their research covers race and bias from across a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, business and law.
Arts, Culture and Media's Ned Drew and Brenda McManus share their insights on letterpress collecting and creating Join Brenda and Ned as they reveal the long process of collecting, designing, and printing that resulted in a beautiful, limited-edition letterpress book, a true labor of love.
We’re headed to the BIG EASY!