How to Apply

How to Apply 

There are several ways students can apply for admission to the Rutgers University–Camden Fine Arts Department. Our undergraduate majors include: Art (Animation, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture), Art History and Museum Studies, Music, and Theater and Film.

  1. Students can apply online here.
  2. Students can apply in person during special Arts Days and Admission Events.
  3. Students can apply in person at the university Admissions Office.

On your application, you should state the major you are interested in pursuing.

Currently we do not require portfolio reviews and auditions. However, we strongly encourage our potential students to contact us in order to schedule a portfolio review or an audition. You can also send us a link to your portfolio/recordings. If you are accepted, it will help us to learn about your work and place you into the programs and classes that fit your background and your career goals. In some cases, students with advanced portfolios/recordings have been given college credits for their previous achievements, and they are able to accelerate their college education by taking more advanced classes. Students with very strong portfolios/recordings, but lower than university standard grades/SAT scores, may be considered for conditional placement.

If you have any questions, contact our Program Coordinator Jake Hufner at jhufner@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or by phone (856) 225-2870.

We look forward to welcoming you into our artistic and academic community, and to helping you achieve your educational and career goals!

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Admission Events

Admission Events

Our next admission event: Arts Day, Open House on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

During the Arts Days you can learn more about our programs, possible career opportunities, admissions processes, as well as meet our faculty, participate in workshops, portfolio reviews and auditions, and get accepted to both the program and to the university. If you are planning to complete your application during this event in person, you will need to bring the appropriate documents required by the university Admissions Office.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Art, Music, Theater, and Art History Programs at Camden College of Arts and Sciences are part of Rutgers University. This means that in addition to providing excellent, highly reputable education, we are committed to providing our students with affordable education that advances their careers. As a part of the state university system in New Jersey, we have one of the most affordable tuitions for both in state and out of the state students. Rutgers–Camden has implemented a financial program called “Bridging the Gap” that substantially reduces the cost of college by up to 100 percent. We continue our support for education in many other forms, including numerous financial aid programs and scholarships available to our students.

Follow the links to learn more about Bridging the Gap program, our scholarships, and financial aid.  

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Many of our students come from other universities and community colleges. We have professional contacts with many community colleges to help create a very smooth transition into our department. We encourage you to apply through the university admission application for transfer students and to contact Program Coordinator Jake Hufner at jhufner@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or by phone (856) 225-2870 in order to schedule a visit to the department and school. During your visit, we will discuss your class placement and course curriculum in order to suit your career goals and previous educational background.

International Students

International Students

International students are an important part of our multicultural artistic and academic community at Rutgers-Camden Fine Arts Department. We are committed to providing a world-class education that will help our students become leading professionals working both in the United States and aboard.

Many of our faculty members also come from international backgrounds, and constantly work on ambitious international projects, conferences, exhibitions, and performances.

We are located between two major artistic and cultural centers—less than two hours away from New York City and just minutes away from Philadelphia. In addition to our affordable (in comparison to other leading American university art programs) and highly reputable education, our location makes our visual and performing arts program among the most desirable educational experiences in America.

International students must submit the necessary documents in order to apply for F-1 visa. In order to apply, follow university admission requirements for international students.

If you have any questions, contact our Program Coordinator Jake Hufner at jhufner@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or by phone (856) 225-2870.

Apply Now

Visit Rutgers Admissions to apply now to the Fine Arts program at Rutgers–Camden.