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.

In 2013,  Fran Bartkowski, professor in English at the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark, co-taught a course about the now canonical HBO show The Wire with Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Professor of Sociology, and Executive Vice Chancellor. It was a course she would go on to teach several more times, most recently in 2020 with a focus on the Black Lives Matter movements. 
Express Newark, Four Corners Public Arts and the Honors Living and Learning Community is pleased to present There is this We: Murals For Justice, an exhibition featuring artists Anthony Alvarez, Igor Alves - Dream Play Media, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Chrystofer Davis, Redens Desrosiers, Malik Glover, Arturo Holmes, Isaac Jiménez, Scheherazade Tillet, Sindy Sanchez and Ole Lie Vandal - Vandalhaus Newark.
Often students will interrupt their college careers to take a break, make some money, or have a baby.
Assistant Professor Alex Dika Seggerman is an art historian in the Arts, Culture, and Media department in the School of Arts & Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark.
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)