48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A blend of studio-based art, socially-engaged art, theory and research, the Fine Arts program of Rutgers University builds on Newark’s historical roots in art, activism and community building.



Responding to a range of interests and emerging issues in the arts, the Fine Arts program of Rutgers University has a curriculum that helps students build foundations for satisfying, sustainable, ethical, diverse and life-long careers in the arts as well as other professional sectors of society. In addition to focused studies in the program’s particular strengths of painting and photography courses in Critical Studies and advanced Art History offer students social, cultural, and historical contexts for their art practice, while also preparing them for a year-long thesis project that culminates in a gallery exhibition. This rigorous educational journey provides students fundamentals for life as an artist but also broader perspectives for other careers in the arts.  These broader perspectives come from, in partnership with Express Newark, the socially engaged art center at Rutgers-Newark.

Many Fine Arts students also choose to pursue a Minor in Art History and/or our Minor in Curatorial and Museum Studies which focuses on a range of skills that are crucial for working in today’s cultural institutions, skills such as budgeting and acquisitions, print and digital marketing, public writing, and audience cultivation.

The B.A. in Fine Art, as well as the Minor in Art History and the Minor in Curatorial and Museum Studies, are offered through the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM). ACM houses programs and/or majors in Art, Graphic Design, Art History, Media Studies (with majors in Journalism and in Video Production), Music, and Theater. Each major includes an ACM core sequence requirement. Taking advantage of the range of disciplines in ACM and the campus mission to engage with its community, the core combines an integrated sequence of classes, shaped in large part by projects drawn from the urban region surrounding the University. The sequence consists of three classes: Introduction to Arts, Media, and Culture, a class designated by each program that combines interdisciplinary pedagogy with a student’s major; and either Colloquium in Arts, Culture, and Media or Seminar in Arts, Culture, and Media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Figure Drawing
  • Art History
  • Experiments in Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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