March 9 — April 27, 2019

Classes are held on Saturdays, from 10 AM – 1 PM

Rutgers University—Camden Department of Fine Arts offers a wide range of innovative visual and performing arts classes during the spring semester.  These 8-week courses are designed for high school students and taught by university-level professors. 

 

 

  Register for a course now!  


Contact us at
pre-collegearts@camden.rutgers.edu
for additional information.

The cost of this 8-week program is $300.

The following courses in Art, Music, and Theater are being offered in Spring 2019:

Animation
Photography
Portfolio Prep
Acting on Camera
Music Technology & Production
Musical Theater

Animation

Learn the fundamentals of computer animation and visual storytelling. In this course, you will explore 3D modeling, lighting, and animation techniques ranging from the fundamental ball bounce to character animation. You will be introduced to the wide range of possibilities the animation industry has to offer while building your foundations using the latest software such as Maya and Z-Brush. Students will collect their best works into an animation demo reel at the conclusion of the semester.

 

Photography

Study the basic principles of digital photography, including camera functions, photographic processes, and post-production rendering. In this course, you will learn communication skills designed to strengthen the creative, technical, and conceptual abilities of photographers. Experiment and hone your technical craft in our state-of-the-art digital labs with current Adobe software, and a studio equipped with strobe and hot lighting. This class is open to the use of any camera, from smart-phone to DSLR.

 

Portfolio Prep

The Portfolio Prep course is designed for students interested in applying to art schools and colleges. This includes any media or concentration including studio or digital visual arts. You will create a well-rounded portfolio that follows the expectations of prestigious art programs. You’ll then apply this knowledge to your own work, showcasing the uniqueness and skill that you possess as an artist. In addition to artistic skill development, you will learn the standards of presentation for portfolio reviews and familiarize yourself with the admissions process.

 

Acting on Camera

Get comfortable in front of the lens! Beginning with on-camera interviews, this course focuses on understanding the technical and the emotional adjustments required for working in front of the camera. You’ll practice working in a relaxed and truthful way, developing intimacy with the camera. Participants hone their acting techniques through moment-to-moment exercises, as well as monologue work with an emphasis on close-ups, simple scenes, commercials, and cold readings.

 

Music Technology & Production

Music Technology and Production is focused on the creative use of computers and synthesizers. You will work with DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) applications doing recording, tracking, sequencing, editing, sampling, processing as well as working with notational software. You will be working individually and in groups, experimenting with creating contemporary music using industry standard software. The primary emphasis of this course is learning professional recording studio production techniques.

 

Musical Theater

This course combines training in musical theater acting, vocal techniques, as well as the fundamentals of dance in a musical theater context. This course will help you prepare for auditions for musical productions, and teach you how to create a video audition reel for applications to colleges with acting and/or musical theater programs.