Rutgers Pre-College Arts Program

October 12 — December 7, 2024


Classes are held on Saturdays, from 10 AM – 1 PM
There will be no classes on December 1 (Thanksgiving Day weekend)

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

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The cost of this 8-week program is $325.


The following courses in Art, Music, and Theater are being offered in SPRING 2024:

Learn the foundations 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’ll 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.

The Portfolio Prep – Studio Art course is designed for students interested in applying to art schools and colleges. This foundation course includes any media or concentration including studio and 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.

Get Comfortable in front of the lens! Beginning with on-camera interviews, this course focuses on understanding the technical and 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 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, and processing as well as working with notational software. Students 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.


Rutgers University–Camden Pre-College Arts Program Cancelation Policy:

Cancellations 14 days or more before the first class of the Pre-College Arts Program will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the first class will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds after the start of the program. To cancel, please contact