Bachelor On Campus

Visual Arts

Rutgers University

48 months
29458 USD/year
29458 USD/year
12996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Visual Arts program at Rutgers University is for students who want to become professional artists and who wish to pursue their specific professional goals within the stimulating intellectual climate of Rutgers University.


About the Program

The education offered by the Visual Arts program at Rutgers University differs from an art school program that focuses exclusively on studio skills. At Mason Gross, studios and seminar discussions together confront students with a wide range of techniques, materials, visual languages, and cultural issues. Creation and critical analysis go hand in hand.

For the BFA in visual arts, students choose a concentration in one of six areas: drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture. Students take three year-long, two-semester studio courses and complete a 3-credit seminar within their chosen concentration area. Students declare their concentration by the end of the second year of study, at their sophomore review or at their transfer review, usually in December of their first term at Mason Gross. Students may opt to double concentrate or do a hybrid concentration with approval by two faculty members and guidance of the undergraduate advisor.

Students are required to take one art history or critical studies elective as a requirement toward the BFA major. This elective should be carefully chosen to enhance their knowledge of their chosen concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • 4-D Fundamentals
  • Visual Thinking
  • Art History

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6498 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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