Rutgers Pre-College Arts Program

OCTOBER 14 — DECEMBER 16, 2023


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

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.

Registrations for the Animation course reached its full capacity and closed for Fall 2023. Registration for other Pre-College Arts Program courses is still open. Space is limited. 


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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 fall 2023:

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.

This class will allow students to learn graphic skills and construct 2D computer designs, visuals, structures, and systems. This course utilizes Adobe Suite Programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create both digital and print works. In addition to learning these skills and techniques, students will study the strategies and contemporary aesthetics being used in the Graphic Design field today. Participants will apply this knowledge to their own art and design practices.


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. 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.

From makeup work to explosions on stage, this class will introduce the execution of special effects in theater. You will learn and peak behind the scenes of the stage to see how crew members carry out these effects. Students will collaborate with one another and the instructor to develop visual tricks while taking into consideration all safety regulations. 


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